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Income support payment rates 1 July 2017

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 20/03/201701/07/2017 
Income support payment rates   
Service pension, non-transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           808.30 $           808.30 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            65.90 $            65.90 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            23.00 $            23.00 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            35.40 $            35.40 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              7.50 $              7.50 $               -  
Energy supplement $            14.10 $            14.10 $               -  
Total service pension $           888.30 $           888.30 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            42.90 $            42.90 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            23.00 $            23.00 $               -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           609.30 $           609.30 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            49.70 $            49.70 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            18.90 $            18.90 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            26.70 $            26.70 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              4.10 $              4.10 $               -  
Energy supplement $            10.60 $            10.60 $               -  
Total service pension $           669.60 $           669.60 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            30.80 $            30.80 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            18.90 $            18.90 $               -  
    
Service pension, transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $           673.20 $           673.20 $               -  
Minimum pension supplement $            35.40 $            35.40 $               -  
Remaining pension supplement $            25.30 $            25.30 $               -  
Energy supplement $            14.10 $            14.10 $               -  
Total service pension $           748.00 $           748.00 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            60.70 $            60.70 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            23.00 $            23.00 $               -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $           562.60 $           562.60 $               -  
Minimum pension supplement $            26.70 $            26.70 $               -  
Remaining pension supplement $              3.50 $              3.50 $               -  
Energy supplement $            10.60 $            10.60 $               -  
Total service pension $           603.40 $           603.40 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            30.20 $            30.20 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            18.90 $            18.90 $               -  
    
Income support supplement Fortnightly 
Ceiling rate $           266.60 $           266.60 $               -  
Minimum payment amount (single) $            35.40 $            35.40 $               -  
Minimum payment amount (partnered) $            26.70 $            26.70 $               -  
Tax exempt amount (single) $            35.40 $            35.40 $               -  
Tax exempt amount (partnered) $            26.70 $            26.70 $               -  
    
Rent assistance   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           132.20 $           132.20 $               -  
Partnered (combined) $           124.60 $           124.60 $               -  
SSA Age Pensioner, shared accommodation $            88.13 $            88.13 $               -  
    
Rent assistance threshold   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           117.80 $           117.80 $               -  
Partnered (combined) $           191.00 $           191.00 $               -  
    
Remote area allowance Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated, respite care, and partnered where the partner does not receive RAA $            18.20 $            18.20 $               -  
Partnered (combined) (both receiving RAA) $            15.60 $            15.60 $               -  
Child $              7.30 $              7.30 $               -  
    
Maximum pension bonus   
Single Lump sum 
1 bonus period $        2,031.70 $        2,031.70 $               -  
2 bonus periods $        8,126.80 $        8,126.80 $               -  
3 bonus periods $      18,285.30 $      18,285.30 $               -  
4 bonus periods $      32,507.20 $      32,507.20 $               -  
5 bonus periods $      50,792.40 $      50,792.40 $               -  
Partnered Lump sum 
1 bonus period $        1,535.30 $        1,535.30 $               -  
2 bonus periods $        6,141.30 $        6,141.30 $               -  
3 bonus periods $      13,817.90 $      13,817.90 $               -  
4 bonus periods $      24,565.10 $      24,565.10 $               -  
5 bonus periods $      38,383.00 $      38,383.00 $               -  
    
Advance payments   
Lump sum Lump sum 
Minimum advance, single $           419.40 $           419.40 $               -  
Maximum advance, single $        1,258.20 $        1,258.20 $               -  
Minimum advance, partnered (each) $           316.15 $           316.15 $               -  
Maximum advance, partnered (each) $           948.45 $           948.45 $               -  
Repayments Fortnightly 
Minimum repayment single $            32.26 $            32.26 $               -  
Maximum repayment single $            96.78 $            96.78 $               -  
Minimum repayment partnered (each) $            24.32 $            24.32 $               -  
Maximum repayment partnered (each) $            72.96 $            72.96 $               -  
    
Energy supplement for certain CSHC and Gold Card holders Annual 
Single $           366.60 $           366.60 $               -  
Partnered $           275.60 $           275.60 $               -  
  Quarterly 
Quarter ending19/06/201719/09/2017N/A
Payday22/06/201728/09/2017N/A
Single $            92.66 $            92.66 $               -  
Partnered $            69.66 $            69.66 $               -  
    
    
Education Entry Payment Lump sum 
Education Entry Payment $           208.00 $           208.00 $               -  
    
Crisis payment  Per Event 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           444.15 $           444.15 $               -  
Partnered (each) $           334.80 $           334.80 $               -  
    
Dependent child add-on Fortnightly 
Child 12 or younger $           124.18 $           124.18 $               -  
Child 13 - 15 years old $           179.20 $           179.20 $               -  
    
Guardian allowance Fortnightly 
Guardian allowance $            60.76 $            61.74 $            0.98