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.160 Insufficient livelihood (SpB)


For the purposes of SpB, insufficient livelihood means having an income or means of support which is LESS than the rate of SpB which would apply to the person.

Example: The livelihood may be derived from:

  • available funds
  • income
  • in kind support, or
  • in some cases, payments from a government department.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.7.1 SpB - qualification & payability, SpB - current rates

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