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.

1.2 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 (where required):

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

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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