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.470 Psychiatric confinement


This definition applies to all payments.


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

Act reference: SSAct section 23(8) Psychiatric confinement, section 23(9) The confinement of a person in a psychiatric institution…

Policy reference: SS Guide Payability during periods in gaol or psychiatric confinement, Situations that constitute being in gaol or psychiatric confinement, Person undertaking a course of rehabilitation

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