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Income support payment rates 20 March 2016

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 01/01/201620/03/2016 
Income support payment rates   
Service pension, non-transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate$788.40$794.80$6.40
Total pension supplement$64.50$65.00$0.50
     Basic pension supplement$22.50$22.70$0.20
     Minimum pension supplement$34.60$34.90$0.30
     Remaining pension supplement$7.40$7.40$0.00
Energy supplement$14.10$14.10$0.00
Total service pension$867.00$873.90$6.90
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement$42.00$42.30$0.30
Pension supplement component for pension bonus$22.50$22.70$0.20
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate$594.30$599.10$4.80
Total pension supplement$48.60$49.00$0.40
     Basic pension supplement$18.60$18.70$0.10
     Minimum pension supplement$26.10$26.30$0.20
     Remaining pension supplement$3.90$4.00$0.10
Energy supplement$10.60$10.60$0.00
Total service pension$653.50$658.70$5.20
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement$30.00$30.30$0.30
Pension supplement component for pension bonus$18.60$18.70$0.10
    
Service pension, transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement$658.00$663.30$5.30
Minimum pension supplement$34.60$34.90$0.30
Remaining pension supplement$24.80$24.90$0.10
Energy supplement$14.10$14.10$0.00
Total service pension$731.50$737.20$5.70
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement$59.40$59.80$0.40
Pension supplement component for pension bonus$22.50$22.70$0.20
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement$549.90$554.30$4.40
Minimum pension supplement$26.10$26.30$0.20
Remaining pension supplement$3.40$3.40$0.00
Energy supplement$10.60$10.60$0.00
Total service pension$590.00$594.60$4.60
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement$29.50$29.70$0.20
Pension supplement component for pension bonus$18.60$18.70$0.10
    
Income support supplement Fortnightly 
Ceiling rate$259.90$262.00$2.10
Minimum payment amount (single)$34.60$34.90$0.30
Minimum payment amount (partnered)$26.10$26.30$0.20
Tax exempt amount (single)$34.60$34.90$0.30
Tax exempt amount (partnered)$26.10$26.30$0.20
    
Rent assistance   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care$129.40$130.40$1.00
Partnered (combined)$121.80$122.80$1.00
SSA Age Pensioner, shared accommodation$86.27$86.93$0.66
    
Rent assistance threshold   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care$115.00$116.00$1.00
Partnered (combined)$186.80$188.20$1.40
    
Remote area allowance Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated, respite care, and partnered where the partner does not receive RAA$18.20$18.20$0.00
Partnered (combined) (both receiving RAA)$15.60$15.60$0.00
Child$7.30$7.30$0.00
    
Maximum pension bonus   
Single Lump sum 
1 bonus period$1,981.80$1,998.00$16.20
2 bonus periods$7,927.40$7,991.90$64.50
3 bonus periods$17,836.60$17,981.70$145.10
4 bonus periods$31,709.40$31,967.50$258.10
5 bonus periods$49,546.00$49,949.30$403.30
Partnered Lump sum 
1 bonus period$1,497.90$1,509.90$12.00
2 bonus periods$5,991.70$6,039.60$47.90
3 bonus periods$13,481.30$13,589.10$107.80
4 bonus periods$23,966.80$24,158.50$191.70
5 bonus periods$37,448.20$37,747.60$299.40
    
Advance payments   
Lump sum Lump sum 
Minimum advance, single$409.15$412.45$3.30
Maximum advance, single$1,227.45$1,237.35$9.90
Minimum advance, partnered (each)$308.40$310.90$2.50
Maximum advance, partnered (each)$925.20$932.70$7.50
Repayments Fortnightly 
Minimum repayment single$31.47$31.73$0.26
Maximum repayment single$94.42$95.18$0.76
Minimum repayment partnered (each)$23.72$23.92$0.20
Maximum repayment partnered (each)$71.17$71.75$0.58
    
Energy supplement for CSHC and certain Gold Card holders Annual 
Single$275.60$275.60$0.00
Partnered$366.60$366.60$0.00
  Quarterly 
Quarter ending19-Mar-1619-Jun-16 
Payday31-Mar-1623-Jun-16 
Single$91.65$92.66$1.01
Partnered$68.90$69.66$0.76
    
    
Education Entry Payment Lump sum 
Education Entry Payment$208.00$208.00$0.00
    
Crisis payment  Per Event 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care$433.50$436.95$3.45
Partnered (each)$326.75$329.35$2.60
    
Dependent child add-on Fortnightly 
Child 12 or younger$122.08$122.08$0.00
Child 13 - 15 years old$176.26$176.26$0.00
    
Guardian allowance Fortnightly 
Guardian allowance$59.78$59.78$0.00