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.R.30 Reasonable distance (YA)


For the purposes of determining whether a YA claimant is required to live away from home, a 'reasonable distance' refers to travel by public transport of UP TO 90 minutes each way from home or school.

Act reference: SSAct section 1067D Person required to live away from home, section 543A Minimum age for YA

Policy reference: SS Guide Rules that determine the need to live away from home for YA

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