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 intended only as a guide to social security payments. 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.

1.2 Descriptions of payments/benefits


This chapter describes each of the payment/benefit types, which are covered in this Guide. It provides the following information for each payment/benefit:

  • objective of the payment/concession
  • supplementary assistance (where required) (see example 1)
  • components (where required)
  • bereavement payment provisions (where required)
  • how the payment/concession is paid (see example 2), and
  • background information (where required).

Example 1: Recipients of JSP MAY also receive:

  • rent assistance
  • pharmaceutical allowance
  • a HCC OR PCC.

Example 2: RA is paid with the primary benefit.

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