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Other income support thresholds and limits 20 Sep 2019

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  Old rateNew RateDifference
HeadingOther income support thresholds and limits01/07/201920/09/2019 
 Seniors Health Card Income Limit Annual 
 Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $      54,929.00 $      55,808.00 $        879.00
 Partnered (each) $      43,942.00 $      44,645.00 $        703.00
     
 Minimum rent for maximum Rent Assistance (RA)   
 Single, no children $           305.33 $           307.20 $            1.87
 Partnered, no children $           370.47 $           372.73 $            2.26
     
 Primary production attribution threshold Limit 
 Primary production attribution threshold (assets) $  1,241,000.00 $  1,241,000.00 $               -  
 Primary production attribution threshold (annual income) $      54,677.00 $      54,677.00 $               -  
     
 Exempt funeral investment threshold Limit 
 Exempt funeral investment threshold $      13,250.00 $      13,250.00 $               -  
     
 Special disability trust asset limit Limit 
 Asset value limit $    681,750.00 $    681,750.00 $               -  
 Discretationary spending limit $      12,250.00 $      12,250.00 $               -  
     
 Child income limits Limit 
 Child 15 or younger (per week) $           213.60 $           213.60 $               -  
 Child 16 or older (per annum) $      11,706.30 $      11,706.30 $               -  
     
 Maintenance income free area Annual 
 Amount per person (1 child) $        1,653.45 $        1,653.45 $               -  
 Amount per additional child $           551.15 $           551.15 $               -  
     
 Aged care   
 For residents entering care before 1 July 2014 Fortnightly 
 Minimum permissible asset value $      49,500.00 $      49,500.00 $               -  
 Partially supported resident $    126,959.20 $    127,437.60 $        478.40
 Concessional resident $      49,500.00 $      49,500.00 $               -  
 Assisted resident $      79,000.00 $      80,000.00 $      1,000.00
 Standard resident contribution-Threshold amount $        7,740.20 $        7,800.00 $          59.80
 For residents entering care on or after 1 July 2014 Annual 
 Minimum Accommodation Payment Asset Value $      49,500.00 $      49,500.00 $               -  
 Maximum Accommodation Payment Asset Value $    168,351.20 $    169,079.20 $        728.00