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Service Pension Rates

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Fortnightly rates - effective payday 28 September 2006 - date of effect 20 September 2006

Unless specifically mentioned, the rates for clients separated for medical reasons are the same as those for "not members of a couple".

 

Service pension

These rates exclude pharmaceutical allowance (PA).

 

Old rate

New rate

Not a member of a couple

$481.90

$493.90

Pension supplement

$17.80

$18.20

Total (excluding PA)

$499.70

$512.10

Partnered – each

$402.40

$412.50

Pension supplement

$14.80

$15.20

Total (excluding PA)

$417.20

$427.70

 

Ceiling rates

Note: A higher ceiling may apply to widows/widowers continuously in receipt since 1 November 1986

 

Old rate

New rate

Income support supplement (ISS)

$148.80

$152.60

Veteran SP war widow/widower

$148.80

$152.60

 

Rent assistance rates

Child-related rent assistance is paid as part of the Family Tax Benefit through the Family Assistance Office while dependant children are under 16 years.

 

Old rate

New rate

No children

 

 

Not a member of a couple

$100.60

$103.20

Partnered – combined

$95.00

$97.40

Shared renter – social security age pension

$67.07

$68.80

**1 - 2 children

 

 

Not a member of a couple

$118.30

$121.24

Partnered – combined

$118.30

$121.24

**3 or more children

 

 

Not a member of a couple

$133.70

$137.06

Partnered – combined

$133.70

$137.06

**These rates only apply to DVA 'saved' child related payment cases.

 

Rent assistance thresholds

Child-related rent assistance is paid as part of the Family Tax Benefit through the Family Assistance Office while dependant children are under 16 years.

 

Old rate

New rate

No children

 

 

Not a member of a couple

$89.60

$91.80

Partnered – combined

$145.80

$149.40

**With children

 

 

Not a member of a couple

$117.88

$120.82

Partnered – combined

$174.44

$178.78

**These rates only apply to DVA 'saved' child related payment cases.

 

Dependent child add-on

Child-related payments and rent assistance are paid as part of the Family Tax Benefit through the Family Assistance Office while dependent children are under 16 years.

 

Old rate

New rate

**Each child under 13 yrs

$95.48

$95.48

**Each child 13 to 15 yrs

$134.40

$134.40

**Guardian allowance

$47.04

$47.04

Additional free area for children

$24.60

$24.60

**These rates only apply to DVA 'saved' child related payment cases.

 

Crisis payment

 

Old rate

New rate

Not a member of a couple

$249.85

$256.05

Partnered – each

$208.60

$213.85