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Income support payment rates 1 July 2021

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 20/03/202101/07/2021 
Income support payment rates   
Service pension, non-transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           868.30 $           868.30 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            70.30 $            70.30 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            24.40 $            24.40 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            37.80 $            37.80 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              8.10 $              8.10 $               -  
Energy supplement $            14.10 $            14.10 $               -  
Total service pension $           952.70 $           952.70 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            45.90 $            45.90 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            24.40 $            24.40 $               -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           654.50 $           654.50 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            53.00 $            53.00 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            20.10 $            20.10 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            28.50 $            28.50 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              4.40 $              4.40 $               -  
Energy supplement $            10.60 $            10.60 $               -  
Total service pension $           718.10 $           718.10 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            32.90 $            32.90 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            20.10 $            20.10 $               -  
    
Service pension, transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $           717.40 $           717.40 $               -  
Minimum pension supplement $            37.80 $            37.80 $               -  
Remaining pension supplement $            27.00 $            27.00 $               -  
Energy supplement $            14.10 $            14.10 $               -  
Total service pension $           796.30 $           796.30 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            64.80 $            64.80 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            24.40 $            24.40 $               -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $           599.60 $           599.60 $               -  
Minimum pension supplement $            28.50 $            28.50 $               -  
Remaining pension supplement $              3.70 $              3.70 $               -  
Energy supplement $            10.60 $            10.60 $               -  
Total service pension $           642.40 $           642.40 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            32.20 $            32.20 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            20.10 $            20.10 $               -  
    
Income support supplement Fortnightly 
Ceiling rate $           286.80 $           286.80 $               -  
Minimum payment amount (single) $            37.80 $            37.80 $               -  
Minimum payment amount (partnered) $            28.50 $            28.50 $               -  
Tax exempt amount (single) $            37.80 $            37.80 $               -  
Tax exempt amount (partnered) $            28.50 $            28.50 $               -  
    
Veteran payment   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           960.80 $           960.80 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            70.30 $            70.30 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            24.40 $            24.40 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            37.80 $            37.80 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              8.10 $              8.10 $               -  
Total veteran payment $        1,031.10 $        1,031.10 $               -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           750.50 $           750.50 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            53.00 $            53.00 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            20.10 $            20.10 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            28.50 $            28.50 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              4.40 $              4.40 $               -  
Total veteran payment $           803.50 $           803.50 $               -  
    
    
Rent assistance   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           140.80 $           140.80 $               -  
Partnered (combined) $           132.80 $           132.80 $               -  
SSA Age Pensioner, shared accommodation $            93.87 $            93.87 $               -  
    
Rent assistance threshold   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           125.80 $           125.80 $               -  
Partnered (combined) $           203.60 $           203.60 $               -  
    
Remote area allowance Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated, respite care, and partnered where the partner does not receive RAA $            18.20 $            18.20 $               -  
Partnered (combined) (both receiving RAA) $            15.60 $            15.60 $               -  
Child $              7.30 $              7.30 $               -  
    
Maximum pension bonus   
Single Lump sum 
1 bonus period $        2,181.80 $        2,181.80 $               -  
2 bonus periods $        8,727.00 $        8,727.00 $               -  
3 bonus periods $      19,635.80 $      19,635.80 $               -  
4 bonus periods $      34,908.10 $      34,908.10 $               -  
5 bonus periods $      54,544.00 $      54,544.00 $               -  
Partnered Lump sum 
1 bonus period $        1,648.70 $        1,648.70 $               -  
2 bonus periods $        6,594.90 $        6,594.90 $               -  
3 bonus periods $      14,838.50 $      14,838.50 $               -  
4 bonus periods $      26,379.60 $      26,379.60 $               -  
5 bonus periods $      41,218.10 $      41,218.10 $               -  
    
Advance payments   
Lump sum Lump sum 
Minimum advance, single $           450.40 $           450.40 $               -  
Maximum advance, single $        1,351.20 $        1,351.20 $               -  
Minimum advance, partnered (each) $           339.50 $           339.50 $               -  
Maximum advance, partnered (each) $        1,018.50 $        1,018.50 $               -  
Repayments Fortnightly 
Minimum repayment single $            34.65 $            34.65 $               -  
Maximum repayment single $           103.94 $           103.94 $               -  
Minimum repayment partnered (each) $            26.12 $            26.12 $               -  
Maximum repayment partnered (each) $            78.35 $            78.35 $               -  
    
Energy supplement for certain CSHC and Gold Card holders Annual 
Single $           366.60 $           366.60 $               -  
Partnered $           275.60 $           275.60 $               -  
  Quarterly 
Quarter ending19/06/202119/09/2021N/A
Payday1/07/202123/09/2021N/A
Single $            92.66 $            92.66 $               -  
Partnered $            69.66 $            69.66 $               -  
    
    
Education Entry Payment Lump sum 
Education Entry Payment $           208.00 $           208.00 $               -  
    
Crisis payment  Per Event 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           476.35 $           476.35 $               -  
Partnered (each) $           359.05 $           359.05 $               -  
    
Dependent child add-on Fortnightly 
Child 12 or younger $           128.66 $           129.78 $            1.12
Child 13 - 15 years old $           185.64 $           187.32 $            1.68
    
Guardian allowance Fortnightly 
Guardian allowance $            65.10 $            65.66 $            0.56