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Income support payment rates 20 March 2021

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 01/01/202120/03/2021 
Income support payment rates   
Service pension, non-transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           860.60 $           868.30 $            7.70
Total pension supplement $            69.60 $            70.30 $            0.70
     Basic pension supplement $            24.20 $            24.40 $            0.20
     Minimum pension supplement $            37.40 $            37.80 $            0.50
     Remaining pension supplement $              8.00 $              8.10 $            0.10
Energy supplement $            14.10 $            14.10 $               -  
Total service pension $           944.30 $           952.70 $            8.40
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            45.40 $            45.90 $            0.50
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            24.20 $            24.40 $            0.20
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           648.70 $           654.50 $            5.80
Total pension supplement $            52.50 $            53.00 $            0.50
     Basic pension supplement $            19.90 $            20.10 $            0.20
     Minimum pension supplement $            28.20 $            28.50 $            0.30
     Remaining pension supplement $              4.40 $              4.40 $               -  
Energy supplement $            10.60 $            10.60 $               -  
Total service pension $           711.80 $           718.10 $            6.30
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            32.60 $            32.90 $            0.30
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            19.90 $            20.10 $            0.20
    
Service pension, transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $           711.00 $           717.40 $            6.40
Minimum pension supplement $            37.40 $            37.80 $            0.40
Remaining pension supplement $            26.80 $            27.00 $            0.20
Energy supplement $            14.10 $            14.10 $               -  
Total service pension $           789.30 $           796.30 $            7.00
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            64.20 $            64.80 $            0.60
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            24.20 $            24.40 $            0.20
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $           594.30 $           599.60 $            5.30
Minimum pension supplement $            28.20 $            28.50 $            0.30
Remaining pension supplement $              3.70 $              3.70 $            0.00
Energy supplement $            10.60 $            10.60 $               -  
Total service pension $           636.80 $           642.40 $            5.60
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            31.90 $            32.20 $            0.30
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            19.90 $            20.10 $            0.20
    
Income support supplement Fortnightly 
Ceiling rate $           284.20 $           286.80 $            2.60
Minimum payment amount (single) $            37.40 $            37.80 $            0.40
Minimum payment amount (partnered) $            28.20 $            28.50 $            0.30
Tax exempt amount (single) $            37.40 $            37.80 $            0.40
Tax exempt amount (partnered) $            28.20 $            28.50 $            0.30
    
Veteran payment   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           952.20 $           960.80 $            8.60
Total pension supplement $            69.60 $            70.30 $            0.70
     Basic pension supplement $            24.20 $            24.40 $            0.20
     Minimum pension supplement $            37.40 $            37.80 $            0.40
     Remaining pension supplement $              8.00 $              8.10 $            0.10
Total veteran payment $        1,021.80 $        1,031.10 $            9.30
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           743.80 $           750.50 $            6.70
Total pension supplement $            52.50 $            53.00 $            0.50
     Basic pension supplement $            19.90 $            20.10 $            0.20
     Minimum pension supplement $            28.20 $            28.50 $            0.30
     Remaining pension supplement $              4.40 $              4.40 $               -  
Total veteran payment $           796.30 $           803.50 $            7.20
    
    
Rent assistance   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           139.60 $           140.80 $            1.20
Partnered (combined) $           131.60 $           132.80 $            1.20
SSA Age Pensioner, shared accommodation $            93.07 $            93.87 $            0.80
    
Rent assistance threshold   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           124.60 $           125.80 $            1.20
Partnered (combined) $           201.80 $           203.60 $            1.80
    
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 $        2,162.50 $        2,181.80 $          19.30
2 bonus periods $        8,649.80 $        8,727.00 $          77.20
3 bonus periods $      19,462.10 $      19,635.80 $        173.70
4 bonus periods $      34,599.20 $      34,908.10 $        308.90
5 bonus periods $      54,061.30 $      54,544.00 $        482.70
Partnered Lump sum 
1 bonus period $        1,634.10 $        1,648.70 $          14.60
2 bonus periods $        6,536.20 $        6,594.90 $          58.70
3 bonus periods $      14,706.50 $      14,838.50 $        132.00
4 bonus periods $      26,144.90 $      26,379.60 $        234.70
5 bonus periods $      40,851.50 $      41,218.10 $        366.60
    
Advance payments   
Lump sum Lump sum 
Minimum advance, single $           446.40 $           450.40 $            4.00
Maximum advance, single $        1,339.20 $        1,351.20 $          12.00
Minimum advance, partnered (each) $           336.50 $           339.50 $            3.00
Maximum advance, partnered (each) $        1,009.50 $        1,018.50 $            9.00
Repayments Fortnightly 
Minimum repayment single $            34.34 $            34.65 $            0.31
Maximum repayment single $           103.02 $           103.94 $            0.92
Minimum repayment partnered (each) $            25.88 $            26.12 $            0.24
Maximum repayment partnered (each) $            77.65 $            78.35 $            0.70
    
Energy supplement for certain CSHC and Gold Card holders Annual 
Single $           366.60 $           366.60 $               -  
Partnered $           275.60 $           275.60 $               -  
  Quarterly 
Quarter ending19/03/202119/06/2021N/A
Payday25/03/20211/07/2021N/A
Single $            90.64 $            92.66 $            2.02
Partnered $            68.14 $            69.66 $            1.52
    
    
Education Entry Payment Lump sum 
Education Entry Payment $           208.00 $           208.00 $               -  
    
Crisis payment  Per Event 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           472.15 $           476.35 $            4.20
Partnered (each) $           355.90 $           359.05 $            3.15
    
Dependent child add-on Fortnightly 
Child 12 or younger $           128.66 $           128.66 $               -  
Child 13 - 15 years old $           185.64 $           185.64 $               -  
    
Guardian allowance Fortnightly 
Guardian allowance $            65.10 $            65.10 $               -