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C24/1998 EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENTS TO BRITISH DISABILITY PENSIONS (EATS & COMPOSITE) PAID IN AUSTRALIA

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DATE OF ISSUE:  13 MAY 1998

EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENTS TO BRITISH DISABILITY PENSIONS (EATS & COMPOSITE) PAID IN AUSTRALIA

Advised by:

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 ( EATS and COMPOSITE) in Australia has been reviewed.

New Rate

The new rate is to be put into effect on payday No. 77, 4 June 1998.  The exchange rate will vary from $A2.51 to $A2.43 to one Pound Sterling (British pension rates charts are at Attachment B).  The variation applies to the EATS and Composite cases.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong cases are not affected by the exchange rate adjustment to British Disability Pensions.  Disability Compensation Branch in National Office is still reviewing the procedures that apply to Hong Kong pensions including calculating the Hong Kong exchange rate.  Until a new method is agreed, please continue as per Peta Stevenson's instructions until further notice.

For further information on this subject please contact Peta Stevenson on (02) 6289 6176.

Manual Examination

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

Service Pension Cases

Action schedules of cases requiring manual examination and variation by examiners can be obtained by contacting Murray Chynoweth on (02) 6289 6799.  They will be made up of the following groups:

Group Content

Group Reference

Composite cases (with or without SP)

100

EATS cases (with or without SP)

200

Other overseas pensions (which may be affected)

300

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

Groups 100 and 200 are to be processed via PIPS/PC.

Punching of transactions from “Action” schedules EATS and Composite Cases

Pay Period Codes

Pay Period No. 77 (effective date 4 June 1998) should be entered.  The day within the pay period field may be left blank.

Keyfast Batch Description

The manual transactions for EATS and Composite cases should be punched using keyfast batch description $PENSIO by cut off for payday No. 77,

4 June 1998.

Control Cards

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/PC (Groups 100, 200)

SPOC

When single officer processing is in operation any reference to the delegate should be read as the single officer.

Client Data Base (CDB)

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 via PIPS/PC.  Due to the change in the British rate, these cases will be “MS” and determined by the delegate, or through manual authority on PIPS/PC only.

D408/ Schedules

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/PC and is signed by the delegate determining the case prior to transmission to Payment Administration.  All such cases can be identified from the manual schedules  (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

CR.PS System

The Correspondence Rules and Paragraph Specifications system will generate an advice in cases where a payment variation is made.  Examiners should action cases in the following manner:

Cases

What to do

Continuations

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

Variations

Where a variation in total payments results the PIPS/PC Advice screen should be accessed and the Supress 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

Computer processing will be performed by the Mainframe Support Unit in Business Delivery.  For a list of all relevant cases please contact Murray Chynoweth on (02) 6289 6799.

Contact Officer

The contact officer for this exercise is Tiffany McIntyre (02) 6289 6398.

R.J. HAY

BRANCH HEAD

INCOME SUPPORT


ATTACHMENT A

MEMBER AL02

Z1200 ALL3023802380

Z1100 ALL3223802380

Z2200 ALL3323802380

Z2100 ALL0040014003

Z2200 ALL0050015004

Z2300 ALL0057005700

  BRITISH PENSION

GENERAL INCREASE &    REVALUATIONS

INPUT WORK SHEET

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BRITISH   PENSION

***

***

***

***

     RATES   CHARTS

***

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Effective Date for OFFICERS & WIDOWS

4-Jun-98

Effective Date for OTHER RANKS

4-Jun-98

EXCHANGE RATE VARIATION FROM

2.51

TO

$A2.43

New Exchange rate

one pound = $A

2.43

OTHER RANKS - DISABILITY PENSION-EFFECTIVE

4-Jun-98

Current (Old) Exchange rate

one pound = $A

2.51

Open the macro sheet first

OLD

NEW

Please note!   This file must be used with the margins set to left 1.5 right 1.5

             CLASS

%

RATE

RATE

and top 2.0 bottom 2.0.   Do not remove any white space or lines from either

P.F.

P.F.

the INPUT WORKSHEET or the RATES CHARTS.    To do so will cause the

V, IV, III, II, I, WO1

macros  to malfunction

20%

111.54

107.99

PREPARED BY

30%

167.32

161.98

CHECKED BY

40%

223.09

215.98

PROOF READING ERRORS:If you find an error in the new rates

50%

278.86

269.97

that needs to be corrected, load the file

(BRIT_DP) then find and correct

60%

334.63

323.97

the rates then save.

70%

390.41

377.96

Do Not Delete this text

EXCHANGE RATE VARIATION FROM

TO

80%

446.18

431.96

CURRENT EXCHANGE RATE

DISABLED OTHER RANKS - MALE & FEMALE

90%

501.95

485.95

1939 War  Rates

100%

557.72

539.95

Assessment

pounds /wk

Appendix 2

100

111.10

other ranks

OFFICER - DISABILITY PENSION - EFFECTIVE

4-Jun-98

90

99.99

Exchange Rate $A

2.43

80

88.88

RANK

70

77.77

60

66.66

1 Midshipman or Comm Off Navy

50

55.55

  2 Lt. Army

40

44.44

    3 Capt. Army

OLD

NEW

30

33.33

      4 Major Army

RATE

RATE

20

22.22

         5 Lt. Col Army

%

P.F.

P.F.

20%

111.58

108.03

30%

167.42

162.08

DISABLED OFFICERS - MALE & FEMALE

40%

223.26

216.14

pounds yearly

Appendix 1

100

5797

officers

50%

279.10

270.20

90

5217

80

4638

60%

334.84

324.17

70

4058

60

3478

70%

390.68

378.23

50

2899

40

2319

80%

446.52

432.29

30

1739

20

1159

90%

502.26

486.25

100%

558.10

540.31

Appendix 8

   SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES

OFFICERS

     Officers

  Other Ranks

SERVICE RETIRED PAY OR SERVICE PENSION - EFFECTIVE

4-Jun-98

     (yearly)

    (weekly)

   EXCHANGE RATE

$A2.43

UNEMPLOYABILITY SUPPLEMENT

old rate

new rate

old rate

new rate

OLD

NEW

Personal allowance

3457

3582

66.25

68.65

RATE

RATE

Wife or adult dependent

1949

2019

37.35

38.70

P.F.

P.F.

1st eligible child

517

517

9.90

9.90

20%

111.58

108.03

2nd & subsequent child

584

590

11.20

11.30

INVALIDITY ALLOWANCE

30%

167.42

162.08

old rate

new rate

old rate

new rate

Age qualifying

1. Under 40

686

710

13.15

13.60

40%

223.26

216.14

Date

2. Over 40,under 50

433

449

8.30

8.60

3. 50 or over

217

224

4.15

4.30

50%

279.10

270.20

CONSTANT ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE

60%

334.84

324.17

old rate

new rate

old rate

new rate

1. Up to half-day attendance

1057

1096

20.25

21.00

70%

390.68

378.23

2. Full day attendance

     Basic rate

2113

2192

40.50

42.00

80%

446.52

432.29

     Intermediate

3170

3287

60.75

63.00

     Exceptional

4227

4383

81.00

84.00

90%

502.26

486.25

COMFORTS ALLOWANCE

100%

558.10

540.31

old rate

new rate

old rate

new rate

Higher rate

908

939

17.40

18.00

Lower rate

454

470

8.70

9.00

SUPPLEMENTARY  ALLOWANCES

AGE ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS and OTHER RANKS - DISABLEMENT

   When the degree of pensioned

   EXCHANGE RATE

$A2.43

               disablement is

old rate

new rate

old rate

new rate

  a. 40 to 50 per cent

373

386

7.15

7.40

Effective

4-Jun-98

Effective

4-Jun-98

  b. 50 to 70 per cent

577

597

11.05

11.45

UNEMPLOYABILITY SUPP.

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

  c. 70 to 90 per cent

822

851

15.75

16.30

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

  d. over 90 per cent

1153

1195

22.10

22.90

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

Personal Allowance

344.85

333.86

344.62

333.64

Wife or Adult dependant

194.38

188.18

194.27

188.08

1st eligible child

49.77

48.19

49.70

48.11

2nd & subsequent child

56.80

54.99

56.73

54.92

   WIDOWS PENSION and ALLOWANCES

Appendix 6

CONSTANT ATTENDANT

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

OTHER RANKS

ALLOWANCE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

Type of Award

Other Ranks

Officers

1.Up to half-day attendance

105.52

102.15

105.42

102.06

Class of Award per Week

per year

2.Full day attendance - Basic

211.03

204.31

210.84

204.12

Widow

WO1

1

2

3

4

5

- Intermediate

316.45

306.37

316.26

306.18

Higher Rate

84.20

84.20

84.20

84.20

84.20

83.90

- Exceptional

421.97

408.52

421.68

408.24

Lower Rate

19.70

19.70

19.70

19.70

19.70

19.41

COMFORTS ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

Children of

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

Widow  1st Child

14.25

741.00

Higher Rate

90.40

87.52

90.36

87.48

Lower Rate

45.25

43.81

45.18

43.74

2 nd and sub

15.65

813.80

Total Orphans

CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

1st  Child

16.05

834.60

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.A.

P.A.

P.F.

P.F.

2 nd and sub

17.45

907.40

Higher Rate

356.42

345.06

13.67

13.24

Lower Rate

356.42

345.06

13.67

13.24

infirm 18 +

64.70

3364.40

INVALIDITY ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

Age Allowance

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

Age 65 to 70

9.60

499.20

Age on       )         < 40 yrs

68.35

66.18

68.27

66.10

Qualifying  )         > 40 but < 50 yrs

43.23

41.85

43.17

41.80

Age 70 +

18.40

956.80

Date           )         > 50 yrs

21.57

20.88

21.59

20.90

Age 80 +

27.40

1424.80

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

37.16

35.98

37.15

35.96

Other

Officers

b. > 50% but not > 70%

57.48

55.64

57.48

55.65

M.O.D.

P.F.

P.A.

c. > 70% but not > 90%

81.93

79.32

81.83

79.22

Special Awards for Widow

d. over 90%

115.05

111.38

114.96

111.29

whose husband's service

New

54.88

2854.00

ended on or before 31/3/73

   MISCELLANEOUS

   EXCHANGE RATE

$A2.43

      WIDOWS CHILDREN, MOTHERLESS & FATHERLESS CHILDREN

Appendix 9

Motherless & Fatherless Children

Effective

4-Jun-98

Effective

4-Jun-98

Total Orphan (weekly rate)

RENT ALLOWANCE (Maximum)

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

child

infirm

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

allow

under15

15orover

18orover

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

officers

rate for 1st

14.15

15.90

15.90

62.45

158.95

153.88

159.39

154.31

R.N.;R.M.

child

14.25

16.05

16.05

64.70

officers

rate for 2nd &

15.45

17.20

17.20

62.45

AGE ALLOWANCE

OFFICERS

OTHER RANKS

R.N.;R.M.

subsequent child

15.65

17.45

17.45

64.70

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

other officer

rate for 1st

14.15

15.90

15.90

62.45

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

P.F.

ranks

child

14.25

16.05

16.05

64.70

Widows - Age 65 but under 70

48.06

46.53

48.19

46.66

other officer

rate for 2nd &

15.45

17.20

17.20

62.45

                Age 70 and over

92.11

89.18

92.37

89.42

ranks

subsequent child

15.65

17.45

17.45

64.70

                Age 80 and over

137.17

132.80

137.55

133.16

MISCELLANEOUS

OTHER

RANKS

OFFICER

DEPENDANTS OF DECEASED MEMBERS

RENT ALLOWANCE (MAX)

old

30.65

1599.00

new

31.75

1651.00

   EXCHANGE RATE

$A2.43

Effective

4-Jun-98

WIDOWS' PENSIONS - OFFICERS

Appendix 12

WIDOWS  ** HIGHER RATE **

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

BOTH WARS

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

P.F.

P.F.

CLASS V

695.95

673.76

ROYAL NAVY

ROYAL

ARMY

R.A.F.

HIGH

          IV, III,  II,  I,  WO1

697.45

675.22

MARINE

RATE

Lt Comdr,  Capt,  Major,  Sq Ldr

706.27

683.76

Old Rate

New Rate

Lt,  Lt,  Capt, Fl Lt

704.54

682.08

Sub Lt,  Lt,  Flying Off   Pilot Off

703.00

680.59

Major

Sq Ldr

4326

4482

Comms Off

700.30

677.98

Capt.

Fl Lt

4309

4464

WIDOWS  ** M.O.D. PAYMENT **

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

Special award for Widows whose husbands completed service

P.F.

P.F.

Lieut.

FO

4293

4448

on or before 31 March 1973.

274.77

266.01

Comm Off

4266

4420

CHILDREN OF WIDOW OR REMARRIED WIDOW

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

P.F.

P.F.

Appendix 14

1st ELIGIBLE CHILD

71.34

69.07

2nd and SUBSEQUENT CHILD

78.35

75.85

CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

    OFFICERS & OTHER RANKS

     (yearly)

   TOTAL ORPHANS and MOTHERLESS CHILDREN

OLD RATE

NEW RATE

old rate

new rate

P.F.

P.F.

Higher rate

137

142

TOTAL ORPHANS   1st CHILD

80.35

77.79

Lower rate

137

142

2nd and SUBSEQUENT ORPHANS

87.36

84.57

INFIRM & > 18 -

323.90

313.58

WHEN YOU HAVE ENTERED ALL

THE NEW RATES SAVE THE INFO.

YOU SHOULD PRINT THE INPUT SHEETS

TO PROOF READ THE RATES

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