1.1.A.215 Approved friendly society


This definition applies to all payments.


An approved friendly society:

  • is a friendly society registered or incorporated under a law of a state or territory relating to friendly societies, OR
  • in the Secretary's opinion
    • is a person or body that is similar in character to a friendly society, and
    • provides benefits similar to the benefits provided by a friendly society.

Act reference: SSAct section 29 Approval of friendly societies

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