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.T.30 Telephone allowance payday (TAL)


The day that the TAL is paid to a recipient. The payment occurs quarterly on or after any of the following dates:

  • 1 January
  • 20 March
  • 1 July
  • 20 September.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 48(4)-'telephone allowance payday'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.8.7 TAL - qualification & payability

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