Introduction and key legislation

Social security law is also found in the:

Social Security Act 1991 (Cth) (“SS Act”)

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 (Cth) (“SSA Act”);

Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999 (Cth);

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 (Cth) (“Family Assistance Act”); and

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 (Cth).

Legal practitioners should also read The Social Security Guide (available at http://guides.dss.gov.au/guide-social-security-law); Centrelink officers use this guide to assess eligibility for payments.