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Service & Disability Pension Allowance Rates

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ALLOWANCES EFFECTIVE 27 MARCH 1997    
     

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 $15.40 $15.40
1/2 Base Rate $7.70 $7.70
World War One Rate $42.50 $42.50
     

Deeming rates

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Up to Threshold 5% 4%
Above Threshold 7% 6%
     

Deeming Thresholds

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $30,000 $30,000
Partnered - Combined $50,000 $50,000
     
     

Pharmaceutical Allowance

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

Maintenance Income Test

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Basic Free Area $36.00 $36.00
Additional Free Area $12.00 $12.00
     

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

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Living at home $6,544.20 $6,544.20
Living away from home $7,004.40 $7,004.40
     

Clothing Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $8.20 $8.20
Mid rate $5.50 $5.50
Low rate $3.90 $3.90
     

Attendant Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $197.00 $197.00
Low rate $98.50 $98.50
     

Recreation Transport Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $52.40 $52.40
Low rate $26.20 $26.20
Vehicle Allowance (annual) $780.00 $780.00
     
    NEW RATE

Institutional Rate (pre Jan 1991)

  $42.80
     
    NEW RATE

Patient Contribution Rate

  $369.60
     

Earnings Credit Maximum Balance

  NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple   $1,100.00
Partnered - Combined   $2,200.00
     

Earnings Credit Accural Rate

  NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple   $98.00
Partnered - Combined   $172.00