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Service & Disability Pension Allowance Rates

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ALLOWANCES EFFECTIVE 30 MARCH 1995    
     

Remote Area Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $17.50 $17.50
Partnered - Each $15.00 $15.00
Spouse, Widow/er $17.50 $17.50
Each Child $7.00 $7.00
     

Telephone Allowance (Paid Quarterly)

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Base Rate $14.00 $14.00
1/2 Base Rate $7.00 $7.00
World War One Rate $42.50 $42.50
     
  OLD RATE NEW RATE

Deeming rate

4% 4%
     
     

Pharmaceutical Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $5.20 $5.20
Partnered - Each $2.60 $2.60
Widow's rate $5.20 $5.20
Orphan's rate $5.20 $5.20
     

Maintenance Income Test

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Basic Free Area $33.30 $33.30
Additional Free Area $11.10 $11.10
     

Income Limits for Student Child and Earnings Limit for an Employed Child

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Living at home $6,073.60 $6,073.60
Living away from home $6,500.00 $6,500.00
     

Clothing Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $7.70 $7.70
Mid rate $5.10 $5.10
Low rate $3.60 $3.60
     

Attendant Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $182.90 $182.90
Low rate $91.40 $91.40
     

Recreation Transport Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $48.60 $48.60
Low rate $24.30 $24.30
Vehicle Allowance (annual) $780.00 $780.00
     
    NEW RATE

Institutional Rate (pre Jan 1991)

  $42.80
     
    NEW RATE

Patient Contribution Rate

  $346.50