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FORTNIGHTLY RATES EFFECTIVE 4 JANUARY 1996
     

Service Pension

   
These rates exclude Pharmaceutical Allowance (P.A).
  OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $335.90 $335.90
Partnered - Each $280.20 $280.20
     

Ceiling rates

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Income Support Supplement – ISS $120.10 $120.10
Veteran SP War Widow/Widower $120.10 $120.10
A higher ceiling may apply to widows/widowers
continuously in receipt since 1 November 1986  
     

Dependent Child Add-On

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Each child under 13 yrs $67.20 $70.40
Each child 13 to 15 yrs $94.10 $98.40
Each non-prescribed student child $34.00 $34.00
Guardian Allowance $30.10 $31.50
Additional free area for children $24.00 $24.00
     

Rent Assistance Rates

OLD RATE NEW RATE
NO CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $72.40 $72.40
Partnered - Combined $68.20 $68.20
     
1 - 2 CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $79.40 $79.40
Partnered - Combined $79.40 $79.40
     
3 OR MORE CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $90.60 $90.60
Partnered - Combined $90.60 $90.60
Unless specifically mentioned the rates for clients separated for medical reasons are the same as those for "not members of a couple". 
     

Rent Assistance Thresholds

OLD RATE NEW RATE
NO CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $64.40 $64.40
Partnered - Combined $107.80 $107.80
     
WITH CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $86.00 $86.00
Partnered - Combined $129.40 $129.40