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.Q.10 Qualification


This definition applies to all payments.


'Qualification' refers to the criteria a person must meet before payability can be considered.

Qualification criteria differ for all payments and are detailed in Part 3 of this Guide.

SSAct Chapter 2 details qualification for payment of pensions, benefits and allowances.

Policy reference: SS Guide Part 3 Qualification & payability

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