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 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.

3.4.5.60 Supplementary benefits & assistance for HEAS recipients

Other benefits

The following table explains which HEAS (formerly PLS) recipients receive fringe benefits (1.1.F.190):

If the recipient … then they …
is entitled and receives a payment under the normal income and assets test qualify for fringe benefits.
is precluded from payment and/or their entire payment is a loan do NOT qualify for fringe benefits.

HEAS recipients, who qualify for a part pension or allowance, qualify for additional benefits appropriate to that pension or allowance and any relevant benefits provided under the family assistance law. This could include:

  • pensioner concession card
  • family assistance means test concessions
  • CCS means test concessions
  • pension bonus scheme.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.4.1.40 Supplementary assistance for Age recipients, 3.5.1 PP - qualification & payability, 3.6.1.70 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for DSP recipients, 3.6.4.130 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for CP recipients

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