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 - documentation required


The following table lists documentation required with claims for the payments/benefits in the Supplementary Benefits grouping. If more detail is required about specific documentation, the third column indicates where you will find this. PhA, SFSS, TAL, RAA and FAA are not included in the table, as documentation is provided with the primary benefit.

Payment Type Documentation Required More Detail
Rent assistance proof of rent RA - verification required
Education entry payment JSP, PA, WA, Benefit PPP:

  • proof of enrolment in an approved course of education.

PPS, DSP, CP, SpB (if a sole parent):

  • evidence of entitlement to PES. Supplementary benefits - verification required
Pensioner education supplement proof of enrolment in an approved course of education Supplementary benefits - verification required

Act reference: SSAct section 665A Payment to recipient of pension PP (single) (EdEP)

Policy reference: SS Guide 8.1.1 Claim lodgement provisions

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