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.M.133 Mental hospital patient


This definition applies to all payments. Instead of using the term 'mental hospital patient' throughout the SS Guide the term 'psychiatric institution patient' has been used. This key term has been included as this is the term used in the SSAct.


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

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'mental hospital patient'

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