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Indexation of ES

ES rates are not indexed

  

Fortnightly rates of energy supplement      

Since 20 September 2014, when ES rates were frozen, the fortnightly rates of ES have been:

 

Underlying paymentEnergy Supplement
Rate of energy supplement
Service pension and age pension

$14.10 - single pensioner

$10.60 - partnered pensioners - each

War widow(er)s and wholly dependent partners

Special rate: $21.50

Intermediate rate: $14.50

EDA: $11.80

10-100% disability pension: $7.70

MRCA special rate disability pension$21.50
MRCA permanent impairment$7.60
VCES/MRCAETS education allowance

15 years or younger: $0.9016 or 17 years old: $3.90

18 years or older: $4.60

 

Quarterly ES rate for service pension and age pension

The quarterly rate of ES for service and age pensions is calculated as follows:

 

Step

Action

Steps for quarterly ES

1

Divide the annual ES rate for service pension by 364

2

Multiply the result of step 1 by the number of days in the quarter that the election is in force

 
Quarterly ES for other fortnightly UPs

The following calculation method applies to disability pension, war widow/widower's pension, MRCA wholly dependent partner payment, MRCA special rate disability pension, MRCA permanent impairment payment and VCES and MRCAETS fortnightly education allowances:

Step

Action

Steps for quarterly ES

1

Divide the fortnightly ES rate for the relevant UP by 14.

2

Multiply the result of step 1 by the number of days in the quarter that the election is in force

 
Quarterly rate of energy supplement for Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) and eligible Gold Card holders

Since 20 September 2014 the quarterly rate for CSHC and eligible Gold Card holders has been:

$91.34 - single

$69.00 - partnered - each

Note that energy supplement is only paid quarterly.