Government Expenditure on Social Security Benefits

The news release on the Social Security Benefits portrays the government expenditure on the contributory and non-contributory social security benefits. The contributory benefits scheme is where an employee, self-occupied or self-employed person pays a weekly contribution as laid down in the Social Security Act, through a 'pay-as-you-earn' system. The non-contributory system is not based on contributions, but on a financial means-test of the person claiming the benefit.


Other Documents:​ ​

Social Security Benefits Glossary