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1.1.S.330 State or territory payment (YA)


For the purposes of independent status (person in state care) YA, a state or territory payment is one that is made:

  • by a state or territory law to, or for, a person for their upkeep (1.1.U.60)
  • under a state or territory law or a non-statutory scheme administered by a state or territory government.

Act reference: SSAct section 1067(1)-'in supported State care', section 1067(1)-'in unsupported State care'

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.S.320 State care (YA)

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