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.P.280 Physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability (CA)


For the purposes of CA, 'physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability' is broadly defined as a functional impairment of an organ or body system and includes mental illness and cognitive impairments.

Act reference: SSAct section 952 CA definitions, section 197(1)-'disabled adult'

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.C.144 Child with a disability (CA), 1.1.P.230 Permanently or for an extended period (CP, CA)

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