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Service & Disability Pension Allowance Rates

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ALLOWANCES EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 1996    
     

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 $14.80 $14.80
1/2 Base Rate $7.40 $7.40
World War One Rate $42.50 $42.50
     
  OLD RATE NEW RATE

Deeming rate

5% 5%
     

Pharmaceutical Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $5.40 $5.40
Partnered - Each $2.70 $2.70
Widow's rate $5.40 $5.40
Orphan's rate $5.40 $5.40
     

Maintenance Income Test

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Basic Free Area $34.20 $34.20
Additional Free Area $11.40 $11.40
     

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

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Living at home $6,346.60 $6,346.60
Living away from home $6,500.00 $6,793.80
     

Clothing Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $8.00 $8.00
Mid rate $5.30 $5.30
Low rate $3.80 $3.80
     

Attendant Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $191.10 $191.10
Low rate $95.50 $95.50
     

Recreation Transport Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $50.80 $50.80
Low rate $25.40 $25.40
Vehicle Allowance (annual) $780.00 $780.00
     
    NEW RATE

Institutional Rate (pre Jan 1991)

  $42.80
     
    NEW RATE

Patient Contribution Rate

  $364.70
     

Earnings Credit Maximum Balance

  NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple   $1,050.00
Partnered - Combined   $2,100.00
     

Earnings Credit Accural Rate

  NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple   $94.00
Partnered - Combined   $164.00