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Income support payment rates 20 September 2020

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 01/07/202020/09/2020 
Income support payment rates   
Service pension, non-transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           860.60 $           860.60 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            69.60 $            69.60 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            24.20 $            24.20 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            37.40 $            37.40 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              8.00 $              8.00 $               -  
Energy supplement $            14.10 $            14.10 $               -  
Total service pension $           944.30 $           944.30 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            45.40 $            45.40 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            24.20 $            24.20 $               -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           648.70 $           648.70 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            52.50 $            52.50 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            19.90 $            19.90 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            28.20 $            28.20 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              4.40 $              4.40 $               -  
Energy supplement $            10.60 $            10.60 $               -  
Total service pension $           711.80 $           711.80 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            32.60 $            32.60 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            19.90 $            19.90 $               -  
    
Service pension, transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $           711.00 $           711.00 $               -  
Minimum pension supplement $            37.40 $            37.40 $               -  
Remaining pension supplement $            26.80 $            26.80 $               -  
Energy supplement $            14.10 $            14.10 $               -  
Total service pension $           789.30 $           789.30 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            64.20 $            64.20 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            24.20 $            24.20 $               -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $           594.30 $           594.30 $               -  
Minimum pension supplement $            28.20 $            28.20 $               -  
Remaining pension supplement $              3.70 $              3.70 $               -  
Energy supplement $            10.60 $            10.60 $               -  
Total service pension $           636.80 $           636.80 $               -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $            31.90 $            31.90 $               -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $            19.90 $            19.90 $               -  
    
Income support supplement Fortnightly 
Ceiling rate $           284.20 $           284.20 $               -  
Minimum payment amount (single) $            37.40 $            37.40 $               -  
Minimum payment amount (partnered) $            28.20 $            28.20 $               -  
Tax exempt amount (single) $            37.40 $            37.40 $               -  
Tax exempt amount (partnered) $            28.20 $            28.20 $               -  
    
Veteran payment   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           952.20 $           952.20 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            69.60 $            69.60 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            24.20 $            24.20 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            37.40 $            37.40 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              8.00 $              8.00 $               -  
Total veteran payment $        1,021.80 $        1,021.80 $               -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $           743.80 $           743.80 $               -  
Total pension supplement $            52.50 $            52.50 $               -  
     Basic pension supplement $            19.90 $            19.90 $               -  
     Minimum pension supplement $            28.20 $            28.20 $               -  
     Remaining pension supplement $              4.40 $              4.40 $               -  
Total veteran payment $           796.30 $           796.30 $               -  
    
    
Rent assistance   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           139.60 $           139.60 $               -  
Partnered (combined) $           131.60 $           131.60 $               -  
SSA Age Pensioner, shared accommodation $            93.07 $            93.07 $               -  
    
Rent assistance threshold   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $           124.60 $           124.60 $               -  
Partnered (combined) $           201.80 $           201.80 $               -  
    
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 $        2,162.50 $               -  
2 bonus periods $        8,649.80 $        8,649.80 $               -  
3 bonus periods $      19,462.10 $      19,462.10 $               -  
4 bonus periods $      34,599.20 $      34,599.20 $               -  
5 bonus periods $      54,061.30 $      54,061.30 $               -  
Partnered Lump sum 
1 bonus period $        1,634.10 $        1,634.10 $               -  
2 bonus periods $        6,536.20 $        6,536.20 $               -  
3 bonus periods $      14,706.50 $      14,706.50 $               -  
4 bonus periods $      26,144.90 $      26,144.90 $               -  
5 bonus periods $      40,851.50 $      40,851.50 $               -  
    
Advance payments   
Lump sum Lump sum 
Minimum advance, single $           446.40 $           446.40 $               -  
Maximum advance, single $        1,339.20 $        1,339.20 $               -  
Minimum advance, partnered (each) $           336.50 $           336.50 $               -  
Maximum advance, partnered (each) $        1,009.50 $        1,009.50 $               -  
Repayments Fortnightly 
Minimum repayment single $            34.34 $            34.34 $               -  
Maximum repayment single $           103.02 $           103.02 $               -  
Minimum repayment partnered (each) $            25.88 $            25.88 $               -  
Maximum repayment partnered (each) $            77.65 $            77.65 $               -  
    
Energy supplement for certain CSHC and Gold Card holders Annual 
Single $           366.60 $           366.60 $               -  
Partnered $           275.60 $           275.60 $               -  
  Quarterly 
Quarter ending19/09/202019/12/2020N/A
Payday24/09/202031/12/2020N/A
Single $            92.66 $            91.65-$            1.01
Partnered $            69.66 $            68.90-$            0.76
    
    
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 $           472.15 $               -  
Partnered (each) $           355.90 $           355.90 $               -  
    
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 $               -