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Rate of Energy Supplement

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Last amended 
23 November 2020
Indexation of ES

ES rates are not indexed.

 

Fortnightly rates of energy supplement      
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Since 20 September 2014, when ES rates were frozen, the fortnightly rates of ES have been:

Underlying paymentEnergy Supplement
Rate of energy supplement
Service pension and age pension

$14.10 - single pensioner

$10.60 - partnered pensioners - each

War widow(er)s and wholly dependent partners

Special rate: $21.50

Intermediate rate: $14.50

EDA: $11.80

10-100% disability pension: $7.70

MRCA special rate disability pension$21.50
MRCA permanent impairment$7.60
VCES/MRCAETS education allowance

15 years or younger: $0.9016 or 17 years old: $3.90

18 years or older: $4.60

 

Quarterly ES rate for service pension and age pension

The quarterly rate of ES for service and age pensions is calculated as follows:

Step

Action

Steps for quarterly ES

1

Divide the annual ES rate for service pension by 364

2

Multiply the result of step 1 by the number of days in the quarter that the election is in force

 
Quarterly ES for other fortnightly UPs

The following calculation method applies to disability pension, war widow/widower's pension, MRCA wholly dependent partner payment, MRCA special rate disability pension, MRCA permanent impairment payment and VCES and MRCAETS fortnightly education allowances:

Step

Action

Steps for quarterly ES

1

Divide the fortnightly ES rate for the relevant UP by 14.

2

Multiply the result of step 1 by the number of days in the quarter that the election is in force

 
Quarterly rate of energy supplement for grandfathered Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) and Gold Card holders

VEA - section 118PB

Since 20 September 2014 the quarterly rate for CSHC and eligible Gold Card holders has been:

  • $91.34 - single
  • $69.00 - partnered - each

Note that energy supplement is only paid quarterly. It is paid on the first payday after:

  • 19 March,
  • 19 June,
  • 19 September, and
  • 19 December.

The quarterly payment may differ slightly been quarters depending on the number of days in the quarter.