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Service and Disability Pension Allowance Rates

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Remote Area Allowance (RAA)

Paid fortnightly.

 

Old rate
New rate

Not a member of a couple

(including illness separated, respite care, and partnered where the partner does not receive RAA)

$18.20

$18.20

Partnered – each

$15.60

$15.60

Spouse, widow/widower

$18.20

$18.20

Each child

$7.30

$7.30

 

Deeming interest rates

 

Old rate
New rate

Up to threshold

3%

3%

Above threshold

4.5%

4.5%

 

Deeming thresholds

Annual.  Date of effect 01/07/2010

 

Old rate
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$42,000.00

$43,200.00

Partnered – Combined

(including illness separated and respite care)

$70,000.00

$72,000.00

 

Funeral Bond threshold

Annual.  Date of effect 01/7/2010

 

Old rate
New rate

Exempt asset threshold

$10,750.00

$11,000.00

 

Standard resident contribution (Basic daily fee)

Fortnight.

 

Old rate
New rate

General

$541.10

$541.10

Phased

$502.46

$502.46

Protected

$479.78

$479.78

Pre 2008 Reform

$597.80

$597.80

 

Seniors supplement

Paid quarterly to eligible Gold Card and CSHC holders. Indexed six monthly.

Effective from 20/03/2010

 

Old rate (Annual)
New rate (Annual)

Not a member of a couple

$795.60

$795.60

Partnered – each

$600.60

$600.60

 

Quarterly payment to 19/6/2010 on 1/7/2010 – full quarter (92 days)

Not a member of a couple

$201.09

Partnered – each

$151.80

 

Quarterly payment to 19/9/2010 on 23/9/2010 – full quarter (92 days)

Not a member of a couple

$201.09

Partnered – each

$151.80

 

Veterans supplement

Paid fortnightly to eligible DVA pensioners who do not receive income support. Indexed annually. Effective from 1/1/2010

 

Old rate
New rate

High rate

$12.00

$12.00

Low rate

$6.00

$6.00

 

Clothing allowance

Fortnight.

 

Old rate
New rate

Double rate

$17.10

$17.10

High rate

$11.70

$11.70

Mid rate

$8.00

$8.00

Low rate

$5.40

$5.40

 

Attendant allowance

Fortnight.

 

Old rate
New rate

High rate

$280.50

$280.50

Low rate

$140.10

$140.10

 

Recreation transport allowance

Fortnight.

 

Old rate
New rate

High rate

$74.90

$74.90

Low rate

$37.30

$37.30