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Disability Pension - VCES, Frozen And Miscellaneous Rates

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Fortnightly rates - effective payday 25/09/2008

Education allowance

Date of effect  20/09/2008

 

Old rate 1/01/2008
New rate

VCES – primary students

(annual payment)

$214.10

$214.10

 

VCES – secondary students

(fortnightly rates)

Old rate 1/01/2008
New rate

Under 16 & living at home (group A)

$44.00

$44.00

16-17 & living at home (group B)

$194.50

$194.50

18+ & living at home (group C)

$233.90

$233.90

Under 16 & living away

$332.56

$332.56

16-17 & living away

$355.40

$355.40

18+ & living away

$355.40

$355.40

Under 16 & homeless

$355.40

$355.40

16-17 & homeless

$355.40

$355.40

18+ & homeless

$355.40

$355.40

 

VCES – tertiary students

(fortnightly rates)

Old rate 1/01/2008
New rate

16-17 & living at home

$194.50

$194.50

16-17 & living away

$355.40

$355.40

18+ & living at home

$233.90

$233.90

18+ & living away

$355.40

$355.40

 

VCES – double orphans,

secondary & tertiary

(fortnightly rates)

Old rate 1/01/2008
New rate

Under 16 years

$197.50

$197.50

16-20 years

$355.40

$355.40

21 years & over

$431.70

$431.70

 

Maintenance income free area

Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 01/07/2008
New rate

Claimant & one child, p.a.

$1,292.10

$1,292.10

Partnered, one child each,

both partners in receipt, p.a.

$2,584.20

$2,584.20

Partnered, one child,

one partner in receipt, p.a.

$1,292.10

$1,292.10

For each additional child, p.a.

$430.70

$430.70

 

Without adequate means of support (AMS)

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

Date of effect 20/09/2008

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 20/09/2008

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Standard rate

$546.80

$562.10

Married rate

$456.80

$469.50

 

Miscellaneous payments

Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Funeral benefit

Date of effect 01/07/2007

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

Decoration allowance

Date of effect 13/07/2000

$2.10

$2.10

Victoria Cross allowance

Annual payment

Date of effect 20/09/2008

$3,517.00

$3,676.00

Vehicle allowance

Annual payment

Date of effect 20/09/2008

$1,835.60

$1,918.80

Education entry payment

 

$208.00

$208.00