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Service & Disability Pension Allowance Rates

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ALLOWANCES EFFECTIVE PAYDAY 8 JULY 2004    
     

Remote Area Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $18.20 $18.20
Partnered - Each $15.60 $15.60
Spouse, Widow/er $18.20 $18.20
Each Child $7.30 $7.30
     

Telephone Allowance (Paid Quarterly)

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Base Rate $19.20 $19.20
1/2 Base Rate $9.60 $9.60
World War One Rate $70.50 $70.50
     

Deeming rates

   
(effective 20 March 2004) OLD RATE NEW RATE
Up to Threshold 3.00% 3.00%
Above Threshold 5.00% 5.00%
     

Deeming Thresholds

   
(effective 1 July 2004) OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $35,600 $36,400
Partnered - Combined $59,400 $60,600
     

Service Pension Taper  - (effective 01/07/2000)

40 cents in the dollar
     

Pharmaceutical Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $5.80 $5.80
Partnered - Each $2.90 $2.90
Illness Separated - Each $5.80 $5.80
Widow's rate $5.80 $5.80
Orphan's rate $5.80 $5.80
     
  OLD RATE NEW RATE

Patient Contribution Rate

$380.10 $380.10
     

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

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Student Child (16-22 years) $8,135.85 $8,135.85
Employed Child (under 16 years) $7,719.40 $7,719.40
     

Clothing Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $9.90 $9.90
Mid rate $6.70 $6.70
Low rate $4.60 $4.60
     

Attendant Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $237.10 $237.10
Low rate $118.40 $118.40
     

Recreation Transport Allowance

OLD RATE NEW RATE
High rate $63.20 $63.20
Low rate $31.50 $31.50