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Disability Pension - VCES, Frozen And Miscellaneous Rates

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Education allowance

Effective from 6 January 2005

 

Old rate

New rate

VCES – primary students

(annual payment)

$196.70

$196.70

 

VCES – secondary students

(fortnightly rates)

Old rate

New rate

Under 16 & living at home (group A)

$40.40

$40.40

16-17 & living at home (group B)

$178.70

$178.70

18+ & living at home (group C)

$214.90

$214.90

Under 16 & living away

$271.14

$271.14

16-17 & living away

$326.50

$326.50

18+ & living away

$326.50

$326.50

Under 16 & homeless

$326.50

$326.50

16-17 & homeless

$326.50

$326.50

18+ & homeless

$326.50

$326.50

 

VCES – tertiary students

(fortnightly rates)

Old rate

New rate

16-17 & living at home

$178.70

$178.70

16-17 & living away

$326.50

$326.50

18+ & living at home

$214.90

$214.90

18+ & living away

$326.50

$326.50

 

VCES – double orphans,

secondary & tertiary

(fortnightly rates)

Old rate

New rate

Under 16 years

$178.10

$178.10

16-20 years

$326.50

$326.50

21 years & over

$396.60

$396.60

 

Maintenance income free area

Effective 1 July 2005

 

Old rate

New rate

Claimant & one child, p.a.

$1,149.75

$1,182.60

Partnered, one child each,

both partners in receipt, p.a.

$2,299.50

$2,365.20

Partnered, one child,

one partner in receipt, p.a.

$1,149.75

$1,182.60

For each additional child, p.a.

$383.25

$394.20

 

Without adequate means of support (AMS)

Effective 13 July 2000

Note: The frozen rate of AMS actually in payment may be less than or equal to the maximum rate quoted.

AMS – 1st schedule payments

Old rate

New rate

Widowed mother

$17.68

$17.68

Other mother widow/mother/father

$17.68

$17.68

Other mother/father

$10.92

$10.92

Section 39(4) child

$17.68

$17.68

Dependants of 2 deceased vets

$43.68

$43.68

 

AMS – 3rd schedule payments

Old rate

New rate

Other mother/father

$4.16

$4.16

Living allowance Reg 3(5) Reg 176

$4.99

$4.99

All other deceased cases

$199.68

$199.68

 

AMS – Misc incapacity cases

Old rate

New rate

Parents and others

$8.42

$8.42

Other except 39(4)

$21.84

$21.84

Sec 39(4) child

$35.36

$35.36

 

AMS Allowances - Regs 32, 34, 34AA

Effective 20/03/2005

Old rate

New rate

Standard rate

$476.30

$476.30

Married rate

$397.70

$397.70

 

Miscellaneous payments

 

Old rate

New rate

Funeral benefit

Effective 1/7/2004

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Decoration allowance

Effective 13/7/2000

$2.10

$2.10

Victoria Cross allowance

Annual payment effective 1/7/2004

$3,230.00

$3,230.00

Vehicle allowance

Annual payment effective 20/9/2004

$1,684.80

$1,684.80

Education entry payment

$208.00

$208.00