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 assistance for Age recipients


Age recipients MAY also qualify for the following assistance, if they meet the relevant qualification criteria:

  • pension supplement
  • energy supplement
  • rent assistance
  • crisis payment
  • remote area allowance, and
  • pensioner concession card.

Various forms of proof may be required.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.12.1 Pension supplement - qualification & payability, 3.15.2 ES - qualification & payability, 3.8.1 RA - qualification & payability, 3.7.4 CrP - qualification & payability, 3.8.8 RAA - qualification & payability, 3.9.2 PCC - Qualification Provisions

DVA disability or service pension

If a recipient appears to be eligible for a disability or service pension from DVA, they should be advised that they may be financially better off applying to DVA.

Explanation: They MAY be entitled to more benefits from DVA.

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