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Amount and payment of Clean Energy Advance

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Last amended: 16 July 2012

Full and pro-rata amounts

The full amount of the clean energy advance (CEA) is paid to a person if their CEA start date is on or before the first day of the relevant clean energy advance period (CEAP). A pro-rata CEA is paid in all other cases.    

Payment dates

Eligible recipients are paid their CEA as soon as practicable after the date they become eligible. The first payment date is 14 June 2012.

Amount of Clean Energy Advance

The following tables show the full amounts of CEA payable for the CEAP starting on 1 July 2012.

The full amounts for the second CEA for VCES and MRCAETS recipients in July 2013 will be announced closer to the payment date. Pro-rata amounts are calculated on an individual basis using the relevant clean energy advance daily rate.    

Type of payment

Clean Energy Advance

(1 July 2012 – 19 March 2013)

Clean Energy Advance daily rate

Service and age pension (single)

$250.00

$0.9286

Service and age pension (partnered - each)

$190.00

$0.7000

War widows/widowers

$250.00

$0.9429

10% - 100% disability pension

$140.00

$0.5143

Extreme Disablement Adjustment rate

$210.00

$0.7857

Intermediate rate

$260.00

$0.9643

Special rate

$380.00

$1.4143

MRCA Special Rate Disability Pension

$380.00

$1.4143

MRCA wholly dependent partners

$250.00

$0.9429

Seniors supplement (single)

$250.00

$0.9286

Seniors supplement (partnered – each)

$190.00

$0.7000

Type of payment

Clean Energy Advance

(1 July 2012 – 30 June 2013)

Clean Energy Advance daily rate

MRCA permanent impairment payments

$190.00

$0.5143

Secondary student, living at home

VCES and MRCAETS (under 16 years old)

$30.00

$0.0714

VCES and MRCAETS (16-17 years old)

$110.00

$0.2786

VCES and MRCAETS (18 years or older)

$130.00

$0.3357

Secondary student, living away from home

VCES and MRCAETS (under 16 years old)

$160.00

$0.4214

VCES and MRCAETS (16-17 years old)

$190.00

$0.5000

VCES and MRCAETS (18 years or older)

$190.00

$0.5000

Secondary student, homeless

VCES and MRCAETS (under 16 years old)

$190.00

$0.5000

VCES and MRCAETS (16-17 years old)

$190.00

$0.5000

VCES and MRCAETS (18 years or older)

$190.00

$0.5000

Tertiary student, living at home

VCES and MRCAETS (16-17 years old)

$110.00

$0.2786

VCES and MRCAETS (18 years or older)

$130.00

$0.3357

Tertiary student, living away from home

VCES and MRCAETS (16-17 years old)

$190.00

$0.5000

VCES and MRCAETS (18 years or older)

$190.00

$0.5000

Student, double orphan

VCES (under 16 years old)

$110.00

$0.2857

VCES (16-20 years old)

$190.00

$0.5000

VCES (21 years or older)

$230.00

$0.6071


The clean energy advance is an upfront lump sum payment, paid in respect of a clean energy advance period. It is designed to help recipients meet the cost of living impact of the carbon price.

 

 

The CEA start date is the first day from which a person is entitled to receive a clean energy advance.

 

The following table outlines the clean energy advance period for each clean energy underlying payment:

Clean energy underlying payment

Clean Energy Advance Period

Service pension

Age pension

War widows/widower's pension

Disability pension

Seniors supplement

MRCA wholly dependant partner payment

MRCA special rate disability pension

1 July 2012 to 19 March 2013

MRCA permanent impairment payment

1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

VCES fortnightly education allowance

MRCAETS fortnightly education allowance

First advance - 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

Second advance - 1 July 2013 to 31 December 2013

 

 

The clean energy advance daily rate is the daily rate used to calculate a clean energy advance and is calculated under section 61D of the VEA, section 424F of the MRCA, section 3A.3.1 of the VCES and section 3A.3.1 of the MRCAETS.