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Service and Disability Pension Allowance Rates

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Allowances effective payday 25 September 2008.

 

Utilities allowance

Paid quarterly. Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$125.00

$128.50

Partnered – each

$62.50

$64.25

Illness or respite separated – each

$125.00

$128.50

 

Seniors concession allowance

Paid quarterly. Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Gold Card & CSH Card Holder

$125.00

$128.50

 

Remote area allowance

Paid fortnightly. Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

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 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Base Rate

$22.00

$23.00

1/2 Base Rate

$11.00

$11.50

Home internet

$33.00

$34.60

Home internet 1/2 base rate

$16.50

$17.30

 

 

Deeming interest rates

Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Up to threshold

4%

4%

Above threshold

6%

6%

 

 

Deeming thresholds

Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 01/07/2008
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$41,000.00

$41,000.00

Partnered – Combined

$68,200.00

$68,200.00

 

 

Taper rate

Date of effect 1/07/2000

Service pension taper rate

40

cents in the dollar

 

Pharmaceutical allowance

Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 01/07/2008
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 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 20/03/2008
New rate

Patient contribution rate

$448.70

$461.30

 

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

Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 01/01/2008
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 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 01/07/2008
New rate

High rate

$11.00

$11.50

Mid rate

$7.60

$7.90

Low rate

$5.10

$5.30

 

Attendant allowance

Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 01/07/2008
New rate

High rate

$264.50

$276.40

Low rate

$132.10

$138.00

 

Recreation transport allowance

Date of effect 20/09/2008

 

Old rate 01/07/2008
New rate

High rate

$70.60

$73.80

Low rate

$35.10

$36.70