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1.1.S.190 Social security benefit


This term is used widely, but under the SSAct is defined to mean the following payments:

  • jobseeker payment
  • youth allowance
  • austudy payment
  • PP (partnered), and
  • special benefit.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'social security benefit'

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