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Service Pension Rates

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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).

Fortnightly rates.

 

Old rate
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$542.80

$550.30

Pension supplement

$19.30

$19.50

Total (excluding PA)

$562.10

$569.80

Partnered – each

$453.30

$459.60

Pension supplement

$16.20

$16.30

Total (excluding PA)

$469.50

$475.90

 

Ceiling rates

 

Old rate

New rate

Income Support Supplement (ISS)

$167.80

$170.20

Veteran SP War Widow/Widower

$167.80

$170.20

 

Rent Assistance rates

Fortnightly 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

$110.20

$111.20

Partnered – combined

$103.80

$104.80

Illness separated – each

$110.20

$111.20

Shared renter – Social Security Age Pension

$73.47

$74.13

**1 - 2 children

Not a member of a couple

$129.36

$130.48

Partnered – combined

$129.36

$130.48

Illness separated – each

$129.36

$130.48

**3 or more children

Not a member of a couple

$146.30

$147.56

Partnered – combined

$146.30

$147.56

Illness separated – each

$146.30

$147.56

     


 

Rent Assistance thresholds

Fortnightly 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

$98.00

$98.80

Partnered – combined

$159.60

$161.00

Illness separated – each

$98.00

$98.80

Shared renter – Social Security Age Pension

$98.00

$98.80

**With children

Not a member of a couple

$128.94

$130.06

Partnered – combined

$190.82

$192.50

Illness separated – each

$128.94

$130.06

     

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

 

**Dependent child add-on

Fortnightly rates.

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

$103.04

$103.04

#Each child 13 to 15 yrs

$148.54

$148.54

#Guardian allowance

$49.98

$49.98

Additional free area for children

$24.60

$24.60

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

# For arrears calculation refer to DI 56/2002.

 

Crisis payment

 

Old rate
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$281.05

$284.90

Partnered – each

$234.75

$237.95