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.S.220 Social security pension


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

  • age pension
  • disability support pension
  • carer payment
  • pension PP (single), and
  • special needs pension.


Please refer to the definition of this term in the SSAct.

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

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