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B46/1995 EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENTS TO BRITISH DISABILITY PENSIONS PAID IN AUSTRALIA

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DATE OF ISSUE:  19 JULY 1995

EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENTS TO BRITISH DISABILITY PENSIONS PAID IN AUSTRALIA

INTRODUCTION

1.Advice has been received from the British Department of Social Security (BDSS) to the effect that the exchange rate to be used for payment of the British component of Disability Pensions in Australia has been reviewed.

2.The new rate is to be put into effect on payday 3 August 1995.  The exchange rate will vary from $A2.11 to $A2.18 to one Pound Sterling (British pension rates charts are at Attachment B).  The variation applies to the Hong Kong cases and to the EATS and Composite cases.

3.There will be no cases processed automatically.  All cases will be listed for manual examination.

SERVICE PENSION CASES

4.A report will be produced of Service Pension cases with British Pension in payment to enable update of the DP amount for Service Pension assessment purposes.

5.Action schedules of cases requiring manual examination and variation by examiners will be produced on 18 July 1995, in groups made up of the following:

Group Content Group Reference

Composite cases100 (with or without SP)

EATS cases200 (with or without SP)

Other overseas pensions300 (which may be affected).

Group 300 is to be processed via the PMF update transactions.

Groups 100 and 200 are to be processed via PIPS.

PUNCHING OF TRANSACTIONS FROM "ACTION" SCHEDULES EATS AND COMPOSITE CASES

Pay Period Codes

6.Pay period 03 (effective date 3 August 1995) should be entered.  The day within the pay period field may be left blank.

Keyfast Batch Description

7.The manual transactions for EATS and Composite cases should be punched using keyfast batch description $ PENSIO by cutoff for payday 3 August, 1995.

CONTROL CARDS

8.Control card formats for computer runs are at Attachment A.

CASES WITH SERVICE PENSION AND/OR AN AUSTRALIAN DP COMPONENT TO BE PROCESSED VIA PIPS (Groups 100,200)

9.For all cases involving EATS, Composite or Service Pension, whether automatic or manual method of assessment, the new rate of British pension must be updated on the Client Data Base (CDB) via PIPS.  Due to the change in the British rate, these cases will be "MS" and determined by the delegate, or through manual authority on PIPS only.

10.It will not be necessary to prepare a D408, or equivalent in these cases; the schedule produced for dual SP/EATS/COMP cases to record the changes to the PMF may be used as an authority provided each record on that schedule is endorsed with the consecutive number automatically produced by PIPS and is signed by the delegate determining the case prior to transmission to Pension Payments.  All such cases can be identified from the manual schedules listed by the ALO2, ALO3 runs (i.e. group 100, 200) and the new British rates should be deducted from the examiners' entries on those schedules.

NOTE:  All entries on these schedules must be in Australian dollars.

ADVICES

11.The Advices System will generate an advice in cases where a payment variation is made.  Examiners should action cases in the following manner:


Continuation Cases

12.Unless the total payment varies, the PIPS Advices screen should be accessed and production of an automatic advice suppressed.  The Advice Indicator on the Action Schedule should be set to "Z".

Variation Cases

13.Where a variation in total payments results the PIPS Advice screen should be accessed and the Suppress Income/Asset List Indicator set to "Y".  This will result in production of a variation advice with no income and asset details.  The Advice Indicator on the Action Schedule should be set to "Y".

Computer Processing

14.Computer processing will be performed by MSU.  A list of all relevant cases will be produced on 18 July 1995.

CONTACT OFFICERS

15.The contact officer for this exercise is:

Simone Cantrill(06) 289 6037 (Business Hours)

MURRAY HARRISON

ASSISTANT SECRETARY

INCOME SUPPORT


ATTACHMENT A

CCANTS.CNTL(AL02RUN)

MEMBER AL02

Z1200ALL3023802380

Z1100ALL3223802380

Z2200ALL3323802380

Z2100ALL0040014003

Z2200ALL0050015004

Z2300ALL0057005700

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BRITISH PENSION

RATES CHARTS

*                                                                    *

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EXCHANGE RATE VARIATION FROM

2.11

TO

$A2.18

OTHER RANKS - DISABILITY PENSION-EFFECTIVE

03-Aug-95

OLD

NEW

             CLASS

%

RATE

RATE

P.F.

P.F.

V, IV, III, II, I, WO1

20%

85.33

88.16

30%

127.99

132.24

40%

170.66

176.32

50%

213.32

220.40

60%

255.99

264.48

70%

298.65

308.56

80%

341.31

352.64

90%

383.98

396.72

100%

426.64

440.80

OFFICER - DISABILITY PENSION - EFFECTIVE 03 Aug-95

Exchange Rate $A

2.18

RANK

1 Midshipman or Comm Off Navy

  2 Lt. Army

    3 Capt. Army

OLD

NEW

      4 Major Army

RATE

RATE

         5 Lt. Col Army

%

P.F.

P.F.

20%

85.38

88.22

30%

128.11

132.36

40%

170.77

176.43

50%

213.50

220.58

60%

256.15

264.65

70%

298.88

308.80

80%

341.53

352.86

90%

384.26

397.01

100%

426.91

441.08

OFFICERS

SERVICE RETIRED PAY OR SERVICE PENSION - EFFECTIVE   03-Aug-95

   EXCHANGE RATE $A2.18

OLD

NEW

RATE

RATE

P.F.

P.F.

20%

85.38

88.22

30%

128.11

132.36

40%

170.77

176.43

50%

213.50

220.58

60%

256.15

264.65

70%

298.88

308.80

80%

341.53

352.86

90%

384.26

397.01

100%

426.91

441.08

SUPPLEMENTARY  ALLOWANCES

OFFICERS and OTHER RANKS - DISABLEMENT

EXCHANGE RATE $A2.18

Effective

03-Aug-95

Effective

03-Aug-95

UNEMPLOYABILITY SUPP.

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

Personal Allowance

263.76

272.51

263.54

272.28

Wife or Adult dependant

148.83

153.77

148.76

153.69

1st eligible child

41.60

42.98

41.57

42.95

2nd & subsequent child

46.70

48.25

46.63

48.18

CONSTANT ATTENDANT

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

ALLOWANCE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

1.Up to half-day attendance

80.69

83.37

80.60

83.28

2.Full day attendance - Basic

161.30

166.65

161.20

166.55

- Intermediate

241.99

250.01

241.81

249.83

- Exceptional

322.67

333.38

322.41

333.10

COMFORTS ALLOWANCE

                      OFFICERS

                      OTHER RANKS

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

Higher Rate

69.28

71.58

69.21

71.50

Lower Rate

34.64

35.79

34.60

35.75

CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS and OTHER RANKS

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.A.

P.A.

P.F.

P.F.

Higher Rate

272.19

281.22

10.44

10.79

Lower Rate

173.02

178.76

6.64

6.86

INVALIDITY ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

Age on       )         < 40 yrs

52.36

54.10

52.33

54.06

Qualifying  )         > 40 but < 50 yrs

32.94

34.03

32.92

34.01

Date           )         > 50 yrs

16.51

17.06

16.46

17.00

AGE ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

When the degree of pensioned

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

disablement is :

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

a. 40% to 50% - inclusive

28.49

29.43

28.49

29.43

b. > 50% but not > 70%

43.95

45.40

43.89

45.34

c. > 70% but not > 90%

62.72

64.80

62.67

64.75

d. over 90%

87.81

90.72

87.78

90.69

MISCELLANEOUS

EXCHANGE RATE      $A2.18

Effective

03-Aug-95

Effective

03-Aug-95

RENT ALLOWANCE (Maximum)

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

121.80

125.84

121.75

125.79

AGE ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

Widows - Age 65 but under 70

36.74

37.96

36.71

37.93

                Age 70 and over

70.73

73.08

70.69

73.03

                Age 80 and over

105.37

108.87

105.29

108.78

DEPENDANTS OF DECEASED MEMBERS

EXCHANGE RATE      $A2.18

Effective03-Aug-95

WIDOWS  ** HIGHER RATE **

OLD RATE

P.F.

NEW RATE

P.F.

*******M.O.D.  Payment Included  *******

                                                             CLASS V

                                                                    V, III,  II,  I,  WO1

             Lt Comdr,  Capt, Major,  Sq Ldr

             Lt,  Lt,  Capt,  Fl Lt

             Sub Lt,  Lt,  Flying Off   Pilot Off

             Comms Off

532.38

533.43

540.22

538.92

537.71

535.61

550.04

551.13

558.14

556.80

555.55

553.37

        WIDOWS  **M.O.D. PAYMENT**

OLD RATE

P.F.

NEW RATE

P.F.

         Special award for Widows whose husbands completed service

         on or before 31 March 1973

210.18

217.15

         CHILDREN OF WIDOW OR REMARRIED WIDOW

OLD RATE

P.F.

NEW RATE

P.F.

         1st ELIGIBLE CHILD

         2nd and SUBSEQUENT CHILD

59.16

64.18

61.12

66.31

         TOTAL ORPHANS and MOTHERLESS CHILDREN

OLD RATE

P.F.

NEW RATE

P.F.

         TOTAL ORPHANS 1st CHILD

         2nd and SUBSEQUENT ORPHANS

         INFIRM & > 18 -

66.12

71.14

248.54

68.31

73.50

256.79