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Service Pension Rates

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Fortnightly rates - effective payday 3 January 2008 - date of effect 1 January 2008

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

$519.20

$519.20

Pension supplement

$18.50

$18.50

Total (excluding PA)

$537.70

$537.70

Partnered – each

$433.60

$433.60

Pension supplement

$15.50

$15.50

Total (excluding PA)

$449.10

$449.10

 

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)

$160.40

$160.40

Veteran SP War Widow/Widower

$160.40

$160.40

 

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

$105.40

$105.40

Partnered – combined

$99.40

$99.40

Illness separated - each

$105.40

$105.40

Shared renter – Social Security Age Pension

$70.27

$70.27

**1 - 2 children

 

 

Not a member of a couple

$123.76

$123.76

Partnered – combined

$123.76

$123.76

Illness separated - each

$123.76

$123.76

**3 or more children

 
 

Not a member of a couple

$140.00

$140.00

Partnered – combined

$140.00

$140.00

Illness separated - each

$140.00

$140.00

**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

$93.80

$93.80

Partnered – combined

$152.60

$152.60

Illness separated - each

$93.80

$93.80

Shared renter – DSS Age pension

$93.80

$93.80

**With children

 

 

Not a member of a couple

$123.34

$123.34

Partnered – combined

$182.56

$182.56

Illness separated - each

$123.34

$123.34

**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

$98.56

$98.56

**Each child 13 to 15 yrs

$142.10

$142.10

**Guardian allowance

$48.58

$48.58

Additional free area for children

$24.60

$24.60

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

 

Crisis payment

 

Old rate 01/07/2007
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$268.85

$268.85

Partnered – each

$224.55

$224.55