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Social Security
Guide to Social Security Law
Version 1.203 - Released 20 March 2014
Family Assistance
Family Assistance Guide
Version 1.167 - Released 20 March 2014
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Parental Leave Guide
Version 1.25 - Released 20 March 2014


Purpose: Each Guide aims to assist in understanding the associated law and its application. The Guides are intended to be used to assist with decision making. They are not intended to be used as sole decision making tools. Decision makers should base their decisions on the relevant law, with regard to the Australian Government's policy contained in the Guides.

The Guides are updated regularly to clarify or reflect changes in legislative interpretation and/or policy application. The next update is scheduled for 12 May 2014.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) produces the Guides for DSS, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), Department of Education, the Department of Employment and the Attorney-General's Department (AGD). Content is provided by DSS, PM&C, the Department of Education, the Department of Employment and AGD, as it relates to the legislation they administer.

Accessibility: The Guides have been designed as web publications, they are not produced in paper format. If there is information that you require and it is in a format you cannot access, or if you experience any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us

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