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.20 Imprisonment/in gaol


This definition applies to all payments.


Please refer to the definition of this term in the SSAct.

For the purpose of the SSAct, 'gaol' is taken to include gaol in Australia and any other foreign countries and territories.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(5) For the purposes of this Act, a person is in gaol if …

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