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Service and Disability Pension Allowance Rates

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Allowances effective payday 17 July 2008.

 

Utilities allowance

Paid quarterly (March, June, September & December) 20/6/2008.

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$125.00

$125.00

Partnered – each

$62.50

$62.50

Illness or respite separated – each

$125.00

$125.00

 

Seniors concession allowance

Paid quarterly (March, June, September & December) Date of effect 20/6/2008.

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Gold Card & CSH Card Holder

$125.00

$125.00

 

Remote area allowance

Paid fortnightly. Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

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. Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Base Rate

$22.00

$22.00

1/2 Base Rate

$11.00

$11.00

Home internet

$33.00

$33.00

Home internet 1/2 Base Rate

$16.50

$16.50

 

Deeming interest rates

Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 20/3/2008
New rate

Up to threshold

4%

4.0%

Above threshold

6%

6.0%

 

Deeming thresholds

Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 1/7/2007
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$39,400

$41,000

Partnered – Combined

$65,400

$68,200

 

Primary production thresholds

Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 1/7/2007
New rate

Income

$41,318

$42,559

Assets

$940,000

$968,250

 

Funeral bond Threshold

Date of effect 20/09/2007

 

Old rate
New rate

Funeral bond threshold

$10,000

$10,250

 

Special disability trust

 

Old rate
New rate

Asset value limit

$516,500

$532,000

 

Aged Care Assets Cutoff Levels

Date of effect 20/3/2008

 

Old rate
New rate

Fully supported resident

$34,500

$34,500

Partially supported resident

$90,410.40

$90,410.40

Concessional resident

$34,500

$34,500

Assisted resident

$55,000

$55,000

 

Taper rate

Date of effect 1/7/2008

Service pension taper rate

40

cents in the dollar

 

Pharmaceutical allowance

Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
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

Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Patient contribution rate

$448.70

$448.70

 

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

Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 1/1/2008
New rate

Student child (16-22 years)

$9,076.35

$9,076.35

Employed child (under 16 years)

$8,611.20

$8,611.20

 

Clothing allowance

Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 20/3/2008
New rate

High rate

$11.00

$11.00

Mid rate

$7.60

$7.60

Low rate

$5.10

$5.10

 

Attendant allowance

Date of effect 1/7/2008

 

Old rate 20/3/2008
New rate

High rate

$264.50

$264.50

Low rate

$132.10

$132.10

 

Recreation transport allowance

Date of effect 1/7/2008.

 

Old rate 20/3/2008
New rate

High rate

$70.60

$70.60

Low rate

$35.10

$35.10