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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".

For pensions assessed under the pre-20 September 2009 rules, refer to the "Transitional Service Pension and ISS Rates and Limits” table.

 

Service pension

Fortnightly rates.  Date of Effect 20 March 2010

 

Old rate
New rate

Not a member of a couple

(including illness separated and respite care)

$615.80

$644.20

Pension supplement

$56.10

$56.90

Total (excluding PA)

$671.90

$701.10

 

Partnered – each

$464.20

$485.60

Pension supplement

$42.30

$42.90

Total (excluding PA)

$506.50

$528.50

 

Ceiling rates

 

Old rate

New rate

Income Support Supplement (ISS)

$202.50

$211.90

Veteran SP War Widow/Widower

$202.50

$211.90

 

Rent Assistance rates

Fortnightly rates.

 

Old rate
New rate

Not a member of a couple

(including illness separated and respite care)

$111.80

$113.40

Partnered – combined

$105.40

$107.00

Shared renter – Social Security Age Pension

$74.53

$75.60

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.

 

Rent Assistance thresholds

Fortnightly rates.

 

Old rate
New rate

Not a member of a couple

(including illness separated and respite care)

$99.40

$100.80

Partnered – combined

$162.00

$164.40

Shared renter – Social Security Age Pension

$99.40

$100.80

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.

 

Crisis payment

Annual rate.

 

Old rate
New rate

Not a member of a couple

$335.95

$350.55

Partnered – each

$253.25

$264.25

 

Lump Sum Advance

Not a member of a couple

Old rate
New rate

maximum advance amount

$500.00

$500.00

fortnightly repayment amount

$38.46

$38.46

 

Partnered – each

Old rate
New rate

maximum advance amount

$500.00

$500.00

fortnightly repayment amount

$38.46

$38.46