9.2.1 Visa subclasses 010-099 payment eligibility

Introduction

Note: The information below has been compiled by DSS as a guide only. It only covers residential qualification for social security payments and concessions for the specified visa subclasses. Visa holders must also meet other qualification requirements to receive a payment or concession card.

Visa subclasses and their conditions are the responsibility of the Department of Home Affairs. Please check the Department of Home Affairs website for any updates to visa details.

For more information on bridging visas, see 9.1.2.100.

Payment eligibility

Visa subclass number Visa name Permanent residence visa AoS Sponsored/nominated Payments & concession cards residentially qualified for Additional information
010 Bridging A No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified  
020 Bridging B No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified  
030 Bridging C No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified  
040 Bridging (Prospective Applicant) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified  
041 Bridging (Non-applicant) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified  
050 Bridging (General) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified  
051 Bridging (Protection Visa Applicant) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified  
060 Bridging F No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

SpB, FTB, PLP, DAPP and HCC (Note A)

Has a NARWP exemption.

9.1.2.130 Human Trafficking Visa Framework
070 Bridging (Removal Pending) No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

SpB, FTB, PLP, DAPP and HCC (Note A)

Has a NARWP exemption.

 

Notes

Note Explanation
A

Residential qualification

Holders of visa subclasses 060 and 070 qualify for:

  • SpB, FTB, PLP and DAPP due to Ministerial determinations made under the SSAct section 729(2)(f)(v), and
  • HCC due to Ministerial determinations made under the SSAct section 1061ZO(7).

Holders of these visas are also exempt from the NARWP for SpB, FTB, PLP, DAPP and HCC due to Ministerial determinations made under the SSAct section 739A(6).

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.7.1.10 Qualification for SpB, 3.9.1.20 Qualification for LIC, 3.1.2.43 Exemptions for the NARWP

FA Guide 2.1.2.10 Residence requirements, 2.2.1.10 NARWP for FTB Part A (see 'Exemptions from the NARWP')

PPL Guide 2.2.4.10 Australian residency test for PLP, 2.3.4.10 Australian residency test for DAPP, 2.2.4.30 NARWP for PLP & DAPP (see 'Exemptions from the NARWP')

Other eligibility

Holders of these visas may be eligible to be listed as a dependant on a PCC or HCC, if the person's partner is the holder of either one of these cards.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 240B(5) The Minister may, by legislative instrument, declare that a person who …

Holders of these visas may be also eligible for CrP, CCS.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.7.4.10 Qualification for CrP - General Provisions

FA Guide 2.6.2.20 CCS - Australian Residency Exceptions

Last reviewed: 11 November 2019