9.2.5 Visa subclasses 300-399 payment eligibility
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.
|Visa subclass number||Visa name||Permanent residence visa||AoS||Sponsored/ nominated||Payments & concession cards residentially qualified for||Additional information|
|300||Prospective Marriage||No - temporary||No AoS (from 1 January 2012)||Sponsored||Not residentially qualified|
|301||Australian Requirement||No - temporary||No AoS||Not sponsored||Not residentially qualified||This visa is no longer issued and was repealed in August 1994.|
|302||Emergency (Permanent Visa Applicant)||No - temporary||No AoS||Not sponsored||Not residentially qualified||This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 22 March 2014.|
|303||Emergency (Temporary Visa Applicant)||No - temporary||No AoS||Not sponsored||Not residentially qualified||This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 22 March 2014.|
|305||Interdependency||No - temporary||No AoS||Not sponsored||Not residentially qualified||This visa is no longer issued and was repealed in July 1995.|
Previously: Spouse (Provisional)
|No - temporary||No AoS (from 1 January 2012)||Sponsored||
NARWP applies (Note A)
Applicant for a permanent visa subclass 100.
See also Note B for further information.
|310||Interdependency (Provisional)||No - temporary||
No AoS(from 1 January 2012)
|Sponsored||Not residentially qualified||
This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2009
Further detail in (Note B).
Holders of the visa subclass 309 qualify for:
A NARWP (1.1.N.70) of between 1 to 4 years may apply to all of the above payments and concession cards. Payments subject to a NARWP are payable only if the person has either served, or is exempt from, the NARWP. Concession cards subject to a NARWP can only be issued if a person has either served, or is exempt from the NARWP.
There was previously a NARWP exemption for SpB for family members of an Australian citizen or permanent resident. This exemption ceased to apply to holders of 309 visas from 1 July 2012.
There was also a NARWP exemption for the HCC for family members of an Australian citizen or permanent resident. From 1 January 2017, this NARWP exemption for 309 visa holders was revoked. However, a person continued to be eligible for the card if they were granted a HCC NARWP exemption prior to 1 January 2017 and had continuity of entitlement post 1 January 2017.
FA Guide 18.104.22.168 Residence requirements
Holders may be eligible to be listed as a dependent 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 may also be eligible for CCS.
Policy reference: FA Guide 22.214.171.124 CCS - Australian residency exceptions
With the commencement of the Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws - General Law Reform) Act 2008 on 1 July 2009, the Migration Regulations 1994 were amended to replace 'spouse' with 'partner'. Spouse visas (subclasses 309/100 and 820/801) and Interdependency visas (subclasses 310/110 and 826/814) were replaced by new Partner visas (subclasses 309/100 and 820/801) from 1 July 2009.
Applications lodged before 1 July 2009, which met the eligibility requirements, were granted a Spouse or Interdependency visa at both the temporary and permanent stages of the application after 1 July 2009.
Applications received after 1 July 2009 for Interdependency visa subclasses 310/110 were processed as an application for the Partner visas (subclasses 309/100 and 820/801).