1.1.P.234 Personal earnings


This definition applies to all payments.


Earnings from work performed are treated as income.

Example: Earnings include:

  • wages
  • salaries
  • stipends
  • commission or honoraria etc.
  • bonuses
  • penalty rates, and
  • overtime.

Act reference: SSAct section 8(1) Income test definitions, section 1073AA Work bonus

Policy reference: SS Guide 4.3 Ordinary income, 3.1.15 Work bonus, 3.1.11 Working credit

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