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1.1.S.70 Security (HEAS)
For the purposes of the HEAS (formerly PLS), security can ONLY be real estate owned in Australia (1.1.A.320). It can include the person's principal home.
Policy reference: SS Guide 18.104.22.168 Home equity access scheme (HEAS) - description
The Department of Social Services acknowledges the traditional country throughout Australia on which we gather, live, work and stand. We acknowledge all traditional custodians, their Elders past, present and emerging and we pay our respects to their continuing connection to their culture, community, land, sea and rivers.