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.N.10 National Health Act 1953 (HCC, PCC, CSHC)


For historical purposes of HCC, PCC and CSHC, the National Health Act 1953 is a Commonwealth Act which sets out who is a 'concessional beneficiary'. This legislation was used to determine who could access health concessions and concession cards before concession card legislation was consolidated into the SSAct.

Act reference: Health Insurance Act 1973

SSAct Part 2A.1 - Concession cards

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