Continuation, variation or termination of RAA


The following table lists the circumstances in which payment of RAA may change.

Payment of RAA is … if …


  • the recipient permanently leaves the RAA remote area (1.1.R.150).


  • the recipient is absent from their usual place of residence for MORE than 8 weeks.


  • the recipient's FTB or regular care (RC) child is overseas,
  • the recipient's FTB or RC child or partner (1.1.P.85) dies, or
  • the recipient permanently separates from their partner.

Policy reference: SS Guide Qualification for RAA, Payability of RAA

FA Guide FTB child, 1.1.R.21 Regular care child

Death of a recipient

RAA can be paid as part of a LBP.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.5 Bereavement payment provisions


RAA is reviewed when a change in the recipient's circumstances may affect their:

  • qualification for RAA, OR
  • payability of RAA, OR
  • rate of RAA.

RAA qualification is also reviewed if a recipient's qualification for RAA could NOT be determined at the time of lodging a claim.

Explanation: The purpose of the review is to determine whether the recipient now qualifies for RAA.

Policy reference: SS Guide 6.2.7 Supplementary Benefits Reviews

Last reviewed: 10 August 2020