2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016
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Government benefits, pensions and allowances
Government benefits, pensions and allowances are income support payments from government to persons under the social security and related government programs. Included are pensions and allowances received by aged, disabled, unemployed and sick persons, carers, families and children, veterans or their survivors, and study allowances for students. All overseas pensions and benefits are included, although some may not be paid by overseas governments. Family tax benefit is also regarded as income.
The calculation of total income includes any pensions or benefits received.
See also Income, Total Personal Income (weekly) (INCP).