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. Supplementary benefits - verification required


The following table lists the verification required for the payments/benefits in the supplementary benefits grouping. If more detail is required about specific verification, the second column indicates where you will find this. PhA, clean energy advance (CEA), ES, SFSS, TAL, RAA and FAA are not included in the table, as everything is verified with the primary benefit.

Payment Verification required More detail
RA Rent RA - verification required

Benefit PPP, JSP:

  • Enrolment in an approved course.

Pension PPS, DSP, CP and SpB:

If pension PPS, DSP, CP and SpB:

  • NO other EdEP payment in the current calendar year.

If JSP or benefit PPP:

  • NO other EdEP payment in previous 12 months.

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PES Proof of undertaking qualifying study. Other information is verified with the primary payment. 1.1.Q.40 Qualifying study (Austudy, YA, PES, FAA), Qualification for PES
LLNS Proof of participation in the Skills for Education and Employment Program. Proof is provided by the provider.  
APWS Proof of participation in an approved program of work is provided by the provider. 3.8.18 APWS - qualification & payability

Verifying enrolment in an approved course

Evidence of enrolment must be obtained if:

  • doubt exists about the enrolment, OR
  • an EdEP has been requested in advance, OR
  • whether the course is ABSTUDY approved.

Explanation: Although the legislation refers to an ABSTUDY approved course, the person does not have to be qualified for ABSTUDY. An ABSTUDY approved course includes all courses approved under the ministerial determination of education institutions and courses (1.1.A.210) as well as some additional ABSTUDY approved courses - refer to

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