1.1.R.200 Residence


This definition applies to all payments.


When referring to a person's residence status, residence means whether the person is:

  • an Australian resident, AND
  • has been an Australian resident for the required periods in order to qualify for a payment.

Act reference: SSAct section 7(2) An Australian resident …, section 7(4B) For the purposes of a newly arrived resident's waiting period …

Policy reference: SS Guide Residence requirements

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