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.84 Recipient child (RA)


For the purposes of RA, recipient child means a child who receives any of the following, but who does not receive any amount by way of RA:

  • a social security payment
  • a payment under the ABSTUDY Schooling scheme or the ABSTUDY Tertiary scheme
  • a service pension
  • a veteran payment
  • a youth training allowance.

Act reference: SSAct section 5A(6)-'recipient child'

Policy reference: SS Guide Sharers provisions for RA

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