The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1 Key terms & principles


This part contains:

  • definitions of key terms used in the SS Guide
  • basic descriptions of payments and benefits provided for in the social security law
  • brief descriptions of key principles used in administering the social security law.

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