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Aliases
Department of Social Services
SOCIAL SERVICES
THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Portfolio

Lead Body
Yes
Employment Arrangements
Enabling legislation

Annual report prepared under section 46 of the PGPA Act.
Additional annual report requirement
No

Section 35 of the PGPA Act applies
Yes
Section 35(3) of the PGPA Act applies
Yes

Outcome #1: A sustainable social security system that incentivises self-reliance and supports people who cannot fully support themselves by providing targeted payments and assistance.
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Program 1.1 - Family Assistance Department of Social Services
1.1.11 1.1.1 - Component 1 (Family Tax Benefit Part A) Department of Social Services
1.1.22 1.1.2 - Component 2 (Family Tax Benefit Part B) Department of Social Services
1.1.33 1.1.3 - Component 3 (Single Income Family Supplement) Department of Social Services
1.1.44 1.1.4 - Component 4 (Stillborn Baby Payment) Department of Social Services
1.1.55 1.1.5 - Component 5 (Double Orphan Pension) Department of Social Services
1.1.66 1.1.6 - Component 6 (Dad and Partner Pay) Department of Social Services
1.1.77 1.1.7 - Component 7 (Parental Leave Pay) Department of Social Services
1.2 Program 1.2 - Support for Seniors Department of Social Services
1.2.11 1.2.1 - Component 1 (Age Pension) Department of Social Services
1.2.22 1.2.2 - Component 2 (Energy Supplement for Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders) Department of Social Services
1.2.33 1.2.3 - Component 3 (Home Equity Access Scheme) Department of Social Services
1.3 Program 1.3 - Financial Support for People with Disability Department of Social Services
1.3.11 1.3.1 - Component 1 (Disability Support Pension) Department of Social Services
1.3.22 1.3.2 - Component 2 (Essential Medical Equipment Payment) Department of Social Services
1.3.33 1.3.3 - Component 3 (Mobility Allowance) Department of Social Services
1.4 Program 1.4 - Financial Support for Carers Department of Social Services

To financially assist eligible carers of people with disability or a severe medical condition

1.4.11 1.4.1 - Component 1 (Carer Payment) Department of Social Services
1.4.22 1.4.2 - Component 2 (Carer Allowance (Adult)) Department of Social Services
1.4.33 1.4.3 - Component 3 (Carer Allowance (Child)) Department of Social Services
1.4.44 1.4.4 - Component 4 (Carer Supplement) Department of Social Services
1.4.55 1.4.5 - Component 5 (Child Disability Assistance Payment) Department of Social Services
1.4.66 1.4.6 - Component 6 (Carer Adjustment Payment) Department of Social Services
1.5 Program 1.5 - Working Age Payments Department of Social Services

To provide financial assistance to people while they are unable to fully support themselves through work

1.5.11 1.5.1 - Component 1 (JobSeeker Payment) Department of Social Services
1.5.22 1.5.2 - Component 2 (Youth Allowance (Other)) Department of Social Services
1.5.33 1.5.3 - Component 3 (Parenting Payment Single) Department of Social Services
1.5.44 1.5.4 - Component 4 (Parenting Payment Partnered) Department of Social Services
1.5.55 1.5.5 - Component 5 (Special Benefit) Department of Social Services
1.5.66 1.5.6 - Component 6 (Priority Investment Approach - Validation) Department of Social Services
1.5.77 1.5.7 - Component 7 (Pensioner Education Supplement) Department of Social Services
1.5.88 1.5.8 - Component 8 (Utilities Allowance) Department of Social Services
1.5.99 1.5.9 - Component 9 (Payments under Special Circumstances) Department of Social Services
1.6 Program 1.6 - Student Payments Department of Social Services

To support eligible students whilst they undertake education and training, so that they can gain employment. To increase access and participation by Indigenous Australian students in secondary and tertiary education and accelerate their educational outcomes

1.6.11 1.6.1 - Component 1 (Youth Allowance (student)) Department of Social Services
1.6.22 1.6.2 - Component 2 (Austudy) Department of Social Services
1.6.33 1.6.3 - Component 3 (ABSTUDY - Secondary) Department of Social Services
1.6.44 1.6.4 - Component 4 (ABSTUDY - Tertiary) Department of Social Services
1.6.55 1.6.5 - Component 5 (Student Start-up Loan) Department of Social Services
1.6.66 1.6.6 - Component 6 (Student Start-up Loan - ABSTUDY) Department of Social Services
1.6.77 1.6.7 - Component 7 (Assistance for Isolated Children) Department of Social Services
# Program Body Contribution
2.4 Higher Education Loan Program Department of Education

The Department of Education is linked to Outcome 1 as the Higher Education Loan

1.1 Employment Services Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations is responsible for the provision of employment programs that assist job seekers into work. This Outcome benefits from this linked program as it encourages job seekers receiving working age payments to meet their mutual obligation requirements, undertake activities which improve their job prospects, and increase their financial independence.

5.3 Immunisation Department of Health and Aged Care

The Department of Health and Aged Care has policy responsibility for the National Immunisation Program. Eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A is contingent on satisfying requirements for age-related immunisation requirements contained in this Outcome.

1.1 Jobs, Land and the Economy National Indigenous Australians Agency

Various payments and concessions under this Outcome are delivered through the above linked program administered by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

1.2 Children and Schooling National Indigenous Australians Agency

Mutual exclusion provisions are shared between scholarships administered by the National Indigenous Australian Agency and scholarships administered under this Outcome. Mutual obligation requirements for various payments are linked under this Outcome. Department of Veterans' Affairs

1.1 Program 1.1 - Services to the Community - Social Security and Welfare Services Australia

Various payments, concessions and the Child Support Scheme under this Outcome are delivered through the above linked programs administered by Services Australia.

1.2 Program 1.2 - Services to the Community - Health Services Australia

Various payments, concessions and the Child Support Scheme under this Outcome are delivered through the above linked programs administered by Services Australia.

1.3 Program 1.3 - Child Support Services Australia

Various payments, concessions and the Child Support Scheme under this Outcome are delivered through the above linked programs administered by Services Australia.

Outcome #2: Contribute to stronger and more resilient individuals, children, families and communities by providing targeted supports
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Attorney-General's Department Operating Expenses- Legal Services and Families Attorney-General's Department

The Attorney-General's Department has policy responsibility for improving access to justice for Indigenous people, including progressing priority reforms under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap; for family matters, including Family Law Services; and for justice policy matters, including responses to sexual violence. These linked programs provide payments for services to support these responsibilities, and are administered by DSS under this Outcome.

1.4 Justice Services Attorney-General's Department

The Attorney-General's Department has policy responsibility for improving access to justice for Indigenous people, including progressing priority reforms under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap; for family matters, including Family Law Services; and for justice policy matters, including responses to sexual violence. These linked programs provide payments for services to support these responsibilities, and are administered by DSS under this Outcome.

1.5 Family Relationships Attorney-General's Department

The Attorney-General's Department has policy responsibility for improving access to justice for Indigenous people, including progressing priority reforms under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap; for family matters, including Family Law Services; and for justice policy matters, including responses to sexual violence. These linked programs provide payments for services to support these responsibilities, and are administered by DSS under this Outcome.

2.1 Mental Health Department of Health and Aged Care

The Department of Health and Aged Care has policy responsibility for Medicare Benefits Schedule items in relation to mental health.

1.2 Children and Schooling National Indigenous Australians Agency

These linked programs support Government efforts to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children receive a healthy and safe start to life; and families and communities can access responsive, connected and fit-for-purpose services. These linked programs also contribute to this Outcome by supporting remote strategic investments. The Department of the Treasury

1.3 Safety and Wellbeing National Indigenous Australians Agency

These linked programs support Government efforts to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children receive a healthy and safe start to life; and families and communities can access responsive, connected and fit-for-purpose services. These linked programs also contribute to this Outcome by supporting remote strategic investments. The Department of the Treasury

1.5 Remote Australia Strategies National Indigenous Australians Agency

These linked programs support Government efforts to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children receive a healthy and safe start to life; and families and communities can access responsive, connected and fit-for-purpose services. These linked programs also contribute to this Outcome by supporting remote strategic investments. The Department of the Treasury

1.1 Program 1.1 - Services to the Community - Social Security and Welfare Services Australia

The administrative aspects of Income Management and payments under the Transition to Independent Living Allowance that falls under this Outcome are delivered by Services Australia through the above linked programs.

1.2 Program 1.2 - Services to the Community - Health Services Australia

The administrative aspects of Income Management and payments under the Transition to Independent Living Allowance that falls under this Outcome are delivered by Services Australia through the above linked programs.

1.3 Program 1.3 - Child Support Services Australia

The administrative aspects of Income Management and payments under the Transition to Independent Living Allowance that falls under this Outcome are delivered by Services Australia through the above linked programs.

Outcome #3: Supporting the independence of, and economic participation by, people with disability and carers by providing targeted supports.
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Employment Services Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations is responsible for the provision of employment programs that assist people into work. This Outcome benefits from this linked program as it aligns program activities with broader economic participation policy.

6.1 Access and Information Department of Health and Aged Care

This Outcome benefits from these linked programs as they also seek to improve the independence of, and participation by, people with disability and carers as they age. The Department of Health and Aged Care also has policy responsibility for Medicare Benefits Schedule items in relation to disability.

6.2 Aged Care Services Department of Health and Aged Care

This Outcome benefits from these linked programs as they also seek to improve the independence of, and participation by, people with disability and carers as they age. The Department of Health and Aged Care also has policy responsibility for Medicare Benefits Schedule items in relation to disability.

6.3 Aged Care Quality Department of Health and Aged Care

This Outcome benefits from these linked programs as they also seek to improve the independence of, and participation by, people with disability and carers as they age. The Department of Health and Aged Care also has policy responsibility for Medicare Benefits Schedule items in relation to disability.

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury, on behalf of DSS, makes National Partnership payments to the states on transition to the NDIS and other agreements.

1.1 Program 1.1 - Support for National Disability Insurance Scheme providers in relation to registration NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission supports NDIS participants to exercise choice and control, ensure appropriate safeguards are in place for NDIS supports, and establish expectations for providers and their staff to deliver quality support. The Department of the Treasury

1.1 Program 1.1 - Reasonable and necessary supports for participants National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency (National Disability Insurance Agency)

These linked programs provide for the delivery of the NDIS.

1.2 Program 1.2 - Agency costs National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency (National Disability Insurance Agency)

These linked programs provide for the delivery of the NDIS.

1.1 Program 1.1 - Services to the Community - Social Security and Welfare Services Australia

Various payments and concessions under this Outcome are delivered through these linked programs administered by Services Australia.

1.2 Program 1.2 - Services to the Community - Health Services Australia

Various payments and concessions under this Outcome are delivered through these linked programs administered by Services Australia.

1.3 Program 1.3 - Child Support Services Australia

Various payments and concessions under this Outcome are delivered through these linked programs administered by Services Australia.

Outcome #4: Improving housing affordability, supporting social housing for individuals and preventing and addressing homelessness by providing targeted supports.
# Program Body Contribution
1.8 Assistance to the States for Affordable Housing Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury, on behalf of DSS, makes payments to the states in accordance with the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. Annual incentives under the National Rental Affordability Scheme are issued by DSS as cash or refundable tax offset certificates. Refundable tax offset certificates are processed by the Australian Taxation Office.

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury, on behalf of DSS, makes payments to the states in accordance with the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. Annual incentives under the National Rental Affordability Scheme are issued by DSS as cash or refundable tax offset certificates. Refundable tax offset certificates are processed by the Australian Taxation Office.