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. APWS - current rates

Current rates

The current rate of APWS is $20.80 per fortnight.


This rate is not indexed.

APWS payability

Payments are made fortnightly in arrears with the recipient's main payment.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'approved program of work for income support payment', section 28 Approved programs of work for income support payment

Policy reference: SS Guide Approved program of work supplement (APWS) - description, 3.8.18 APWS - qualification and payability

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