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Other income support thresholds and limits 1 January 2019

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Other income support thresholds and limits20/09/201801/01/2019 
Seniors Health Card Income Limit Annual 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $      54,929.00 $      54,929.00 $               -  
Partnered (each) $      43,942.00 $      43,942.00 $               -  
    
Minimum rent for maximum Rent Assistance (RA)   
Single, no children $           302.27 $           302.27 $               -  
Partnered, no children $           366.87 $           366.87 $               -  
    
Primary production attribution threshold Limit 
Primary production attribution threshold (assets) $  1,219,000.00 $  1,219,000.00 $               -  
Primary production attribution threshold (annual income) $      53,728.00 $      53,728.00 $               -  
    
Exempt funeral investment threshold Limit 
Exempt funeral investment threshold $      13,000.00 $      13,000.00 $               -  
    
Special disability trust asset limit Limit 
Asset value limit $    669,750.00 $    669,750.00 $               -  
Discretationary spending limit $      12,000.00 $      12,000.00 $               -  
    
Child income limits Limit 
Child 15 or younger (per week) $           209.20 $           213.60 $            4.40
Child 16 or older (per annum) $      11,465.50 $      11,706.30 $        240.80
    
Maintenance income free area Annual 
Amount per person (1 child) $        1,620.60 $        1,620.60 $               -  
Amount per additional child $           540.20 $           540.20 $               -  
    
Aged care   
For residents entering care before 1 July 2014 Fortnightly 
Minimum permissable asset value $      49,000.00 $      49,000.00 $               -  
Partially supported resident $    125,710.40 $    125,710.40 $               -  
Concessional resident $      49,000.00 $      49,000.00 $               -  
Assisted resident $      78,500.00 $      78,500.00 $               -  
Standard resident contribution-Threshold amount $        7,657.00 $        7,657.00 $               -  
For residents entering care on or after 1 July 2014 Annual 
Minimum Accommodation Payment Asset Value $      49,000.00 $      49,000.00 $               -  
Maximum Accommodation Payment Asset Value $    166,707.20 $    166,707.20 $               -