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.

1.1.I.100 Indexation


This definition applies to most payments.


Indexation is the process by which amounts referred to in the social security law are adjusted over time in accordance with movements in the numerical value of an index of some kind.

Act reference: SSAct section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts, section 1191 CPI Indexation Table, section 1195 Certain indexed amounts to be increased in line with increases in Male Total Average Weekly Earnings, section 1196 Social security pension indexation using Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index, section 1198A Adjustment of single pension rate MBR amounts, Part 3.16 Indexation and adjustment of amounts

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