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. Most payments made fortnightly


Most social security payments are made on a fortnightly basis.

Exceptions: Some YA, CIS and vulnerable recipients.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'social security payment'

Policy reference: SS Guide Some YA payments made weekly, Payment delivery to certain pension recipients overseas, Weekly payments for most vulnerable people

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