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Other income support thresholds and limits 1 January 2016

 Old rateNew RateDifference
Other income support thresholds and limits20/09/201501/01/2016 
Seniors Health Card Income Limit Annual 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care$52,273.00$52,273.00$0.00
Partnered (each)$41,818.00$41,818.00$0.00
Minimum rent for maximum Rent Assistance (RA)   
Single, no children$287.53$287.53$0.00
Partnered, no children$349.20$349.20$0.00
Primary production attribution threshold Limit 
Primary production attribution threshold (assets)$1,158,750.00$1,158,750.00$0.00
Primary production attribution threshold (annual income)$51,027.00$51,027.00$0.00
Exempt funeral investment threshold Limit 
Exempt funeral investment threshold$12,250.00$12,250.00$0.00
Special disability trust asset limit Limit 
Asset value limit$636,750.00$636,750.00$0.00
Discretationary spending limit$11,250.00$11,250.00$0.00
Child income limits Limit 
Child 15 or younger (per week)$200.25$203.25$3.00
Child 16 or older (per annum)$10,975.65$11,140.30$164.65
Maintenance income free area Annual 
Amount per person (1 child)$1,543.95$1,543.95$0.00
Amount per additional child$514.65$514.65$0.00
Aged care   
For residents entering care before 1 July 2014 Fortnightly 
Minimum permissable asset value$46,000.00$46,000.00$0.00
Partially supported resident$118,966.40$118,966.40$0.00
Concessional resident$46,000.00$46,000.00$0.00
Assisted resident$74,000.00$74,000.00$0.00
Standard resident contribution-Threshold amount$7,243.60$7,243.60$0.00
For residents entering care on or after 1 July 2014 Annual 
Minimum Accommodation Payment Asset Value$46,000.00$46,000.00$0.00
Maximum Accommodation Payment Asset Value$157,987.20$157,987.20$0.00