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Unfortunately no they are not.
Any payment that you are entitled to receive in your name for your benefit is subject to your bankruptcy.
So when you receive it the Trustee can request to collect it.
If it forms part of your future income and you do not have a job you can argue to retain it if it keeps your annual income level under the threshhold but it can be taken.
Here is the information from AFSA confirming it forms part of your income
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