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FORTNIGHTLY RATES EFFECTIVE PAYDAY 1 APRIL 2004
(Date of Effect 20/03/2004)    
     

Service Pension

   
These rates exclude Pharmaceutical Allowance (P.A).
  OLD RATE NEW RATE
Not a Member of a Couple $436.10 $447.30
Pension Supplement $16.70 $16.90
Total excluding PA $452.80 $464.20
     
Partnered - Each $364.20 $373.60
Pension Supplement $13.80 $14.00
Total excluding PA $378.00 $387.60
     

Ceiling rates

OLD RATE NEW RATE
Income Support Supplement – ISS $134.40 $137.90
Veteran SP War Widow/Widower $134.40 $137.90
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 $88.48 $88.48
Each child 13 to 15 yrs $123.48 $123.48
Guardian Allowance $43.68 $43.68
Additional free area for children $24.60 $24.60
     

Rent Assistance Rates

OLD RATE NEW RATE
NO CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $94.40 $95.40
Partnered - Combined $89.20 $90.20
Shared Renter – Social Security Age Pension $62.93 $63.60
     
**1 - 2 CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $110.88 $112.14
Partnered - Combined $110.88 $112.14
     
**3 OR MORE CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $125.30 $126.70
Partnered - Combined $125.30 $126.70
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 $83.80 $84.80
Partnered - Combined $136.60 $138.20
     
**WITH CHILDREN    
Not a Member of a Couple $110.46 $111.72
Partnered - Combined $163.52 $165.34
     
**These rates only apply to DVA 'saved' child related payment cases.
Child related payments and rent assistance are paid as part of the Family Tax benefit through the Family Assistance Office while dependant children are under 16 years.