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.80 Nominee


This definition applies to all payments.


A nominee is a person appointed by an individual (the principal) to act on their behalf for social security purposes. There are two types of nominee arrangements, correspondence and payment.

A nominee may be appointed as both a correspondence and payment nominee for the same individual.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123A Definitions

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.C.353 Correspondence nominee, 1.1.P.127 Payment nominee

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