3.7.1.90 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for SpB Recipients

Other departmental benefits

SpB recipients MAY also qualify for the following benefits, if they meet the relevant qualification criteria:

  • family tax benefit,
  • rent assistance,
  • pharmaceutical allowance,
  • telephone allowance,
  • remote area allowance,
  • HCC or PCC,
  • crisis payment,
  • clean energy supplement,
  • EdEP (if a non-residentially qualified sole parent), and
  • pension supplement if over age pension age.

Other departmental benefits are not regarded as income under the SpB direct deduction income test.

Act reference: SSAct section 7(2) Australian residence definitions

SS(Admin)Act section 29 General rule

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.8.1 RA - Qualification & Payability, 3.8.2 PhA - Qualification & Payability, 3.8.7 TAL - Qualification & Payability, 3.8.8 RAA - Qualification & Payability, 3.9.1 HCC - Qualification Provisions, 3.9.2 PCC - Qualification Provisions, 3.7.4 CrP - qualification & payability, 3.8.6 EdEP - Qualification & Payability, 3.12.1 Pension Supplement - Qualification & Payability, 3.15.1 CEA - Qualification & Payability, 3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 3 January 2017