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FORTNIGHTLY RATES EFFECTIVE 2 JANUARY 1997
     

Service Pension

   
These rates exclude Pharmaceutical Allowance (P.A).
  OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $346.40 $346.40
Partnered - Each $288.90 $288.90
     

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 $70.40 $72.60
Each child 13 to 15 yrs $98.40 $101.50
Each non-prescribed student child $34.00 $34.00
Guardian Allowance $35.50 $36.60
Additional free area for children $24.00 $24.00
     

Rent Assistance Rates

OLD RATE NEW RATE
NO CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $74.60 $74.60
Partnered - Combined $70.40 $70.40
     
1 - 2 CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $87.00 $87.00
Partnered - Combined $87.00 $87.00
     
3 OR MORE CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $98.40 $98.40
Partnered - Combined $98.40 $98.40
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 $71.40 $71.40
Partnered - Combined $116.20 $116.20
     
WITH CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $93.80 $93.80
Partnered - Combined $138.60 $138.60