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1.1.L.45 Lifetime


This definition applies to all payments.


Lifetime, in relation to an income stream means that payments are made:

  • until the income support recipient dies, and
  • if there is a reversionary beneficiary, until the reversionary beneficiary dies.

Policy reference: SS Guide General provisions for asset-tested income streams

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