9.2.8 Visa subclasses 500-599 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.

Payment eligibility

Visa subclass number Visa name Permanent residency visa AoS Sponsored/ nominated Payments & concession cards residentially qualified for Additional information
500 Student No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa came into effect on 1 July 2016.
560 Student No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored Not residentially qualified This visa is no longer issued and was repealed in July 2001.
570 Independent ELICOS Sector No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2016.
571 Schools Sector No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2016.
572 Vocational Education & Training Sector No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2016.
573 Higher Education Sector No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2016.
574 Postgraduate Research Sector No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2016.
575 Non-award Foundation/Other Sector No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2016.
576 AusAid or Defence Sector No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2016.
580 Student Guardian No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa is no longer issued and was repealed on 1 July 2016.
590 Student Guardian No - temporary No AoS Not sponsored

Not residentially qualified

May qualify for CCS (Note A)

This visa came into effect on 1 July 2016.

Notes

Note Explanation
A

The holder of this visa may qualify for CCS if they or their partner are undertaking a course of study in Australia for which they receive direct financial assistance from the Commonwealth.

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6.2.20 CCS - Australian residency exceptions

Last reviewed: 11 November 2019