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Service and Disability Pension Allowance Rates

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Allowances effective payday 7 July 2005 – date of effect 1 July 2005 unless specified otherwise.

 

Utilities allowance

Paid half yearly (March & September) - effective 20 March 2005

 

Old rate

New rate

Not a member of a couple

 

$50.00

Partnered – each

 

$25.00

Illness or respite separated - each

 

$50.00

 

Seniors concession allowance

Paid half yearly (December & June) - effective 1 June 2005

 

Old rate

New rate

CSH Card Holder

$100.00

$101.40

 

Remote area allowance

Paid fortnightly

 

Old rate

New rate

Not a member of a couple

$18.20

$18.20

Partnered – each

$15.60

$15.60

Spouse, widow/widower

$18.20

$18.20

Each child

$7.30

$7.30

 

Telephone allowance

Paid quarterly

 

Old rate

New rate

Base Rate

$19.80

$19.80

1/2 Base Rate

$9.90

$9.90

World War One Rate

$80.85

$80.85

 

Deeming rates

Effective 20 March 2004

 

Old rate

New rate

Up to threshold

3.0%

3.0%

Above threshold

5.0%

5.0%

 

Deeming thresholds

Effective 1 July 2005

 

Old rate

New rate

Not a member of a couple

$36,400

$37,200

Partnered – Combined

$60,600

$62,000

 

Taper rate

Effective 1 July 2000

Service pension taper rate

40

cents in the dollar

 

Pharmaceutical allowance

Effective 1 January 2001

 

Old rate

New rate

Not a member of a couple

$5.80

$5.80

Partnered – each

$2.90

$2.90

Illness or respite separated - each

$5.80

$5.80

Widow's rate

$5.80

$5.80

Orphan's rate

$5.80

$5.80

 

Patient contribution rate

 

Old rate

New rate

Patient contribution rate

$390.04

$390.04

 

Income limit for student child and earnings limit for an employed child

 

Old rate

New rate

Student child (16-22 years)

$8,339.25

$8,339.25

Employed child (under 16 years)

$7,911.80

$7,911.80

 

Clothing allowance

 

Old rate

New rate

High rate

$10.10

$10.10

Mid rate

$6.90

$6.90

Low rate

$4.70

$4.70

 

Attendant allowance

 

Old rate

New rate

High rate

$243.00

$243.00

Low rate

$121.40

$121.40

 

Recreation transport allowance

 

Old rate

New rate

High rate

$64.80

$64.80

Low rate

$32.30

$32.30