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Income support payment rates 1 January 2022

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Last amended 
30 September 2021
 Old rateNew RateDifference
 20/09/202101/01/2022 
Income support payment rates   
Service pension, non-transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $            882.20 $            882.20 $                 -  
Total pension supplement $              71.20 $              71.20 $                 -  
     Basic pension supplement $              24.70 $              24.70 $                 -  
     Minimum pension supplement $              38.30 $              38.30 $                 -  
     Remaining pension supplement $                8.20 $                8.20 $                 -  
Energy supplement $              14.10 $              14.10 $                 -  
Total service pension $            967.50 $            967.50 $                 -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $              46.50 $              46.50 $                 -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $              24.70 $              24.70 $                 -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $            665.00 $            665.00 $                 -  
Total pension supplement $              53.70 $              53.70 $                 -  
     Basic pension supplement $              20.40 $              20.40 $                 -  
     Minimum pension supplement $              28.90 $              28.90 $                 -  
     Remaining pension supplement $                4.40 $                4.40 $                 -  
Energy supplement $              10.60 $              10.60 $                 -  
Total service pension $            729.30 $            729.30 $                 -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $              33.30 $              33.30 $                 -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $              20.40 $              20.40 $                 -  
    
Service pension, transitional   
Single Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $            727.40 $            727.40 $                 -  
Minimum pension supplement $              38.30 $              38.30 $                 -  
Remaining pension supplement $              27.50 $              27.50 $                 -  
Energy supplement $              14.10 $              14.10 $                 -  
Total service pension $            807.30 $            807.30 $                 -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $              65.80 $              65.80 $                 -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $              24.70 $              24.70 $                 -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Basic pension supplement $            608.00 $            608.00 $                 -  
Minimum pension supplement $              28.90 $              28.90 $                 -  
Remaining pension supplement $                3.70 $                3.70 $                 -  
Energy supplement $              10.60 $              10.60 $                 -  
Total service pension $            651.20 $            651.20 $                 -  
  Fortnightly 
Tax exempt pension supplement $              32.60 $              32.60 $                 -  
Pension supplement component for pension bonus $              20.40 $              20.40 $                 -  
    
Income support supplement Fortnightly 
Ceiling rate $            291.40 $            291.40 $                 -  
Minimum payment amount (single) $              38.30 $              38.30 $                 -  
Minimum payment amount (partnered) $              28.90 $              28.90 $                 -  
Tax exempt amount (single) $              38.30 $              38.30 $                 -  
Tax exempt amount (partnered) $              28.90 $              28.90 $                 -  
    
Veteran payment   
Single Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $            976.20 $            976.20 $                 -  
Total pension supplement $              71.20 $              71.20 $                 -  
     Basic pension supplement $              24.70 $              24.70 $                 -  
     Minimum pension supplement $              38.30 $              38.30 $                 -  
     Remaining pension supplement $                8.20 $                8.20 $                 -  
Total veteran payment $         1,047.40 $         1,047.40 $                 -  
    
Partnered (each) Fortnightly 
Maximum basic rate $            762.60 $            762.60 $                 -  
Total pension supplement $              53.70 $              53.70 $                 -  
     Basic pension supplement $              20.40 $              20.40 $                 -  
     Minimum pension supplement $              28.90 $              28.90 $                 -  
     Remaining pension supplement $                4.40 $                4.40 $                 -  
Total veteran payment $            816.30 $            816.30 $                 -  
    
    
Rent assistance   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $            142.80 $            142.80 $                 -  
Partnered (combined) $            134.60 $            134.60 $                 -  
SSA Age Pensioner, shared accommodation $              95.20 $              95.20 $                 -  
    
Rent assistance threshold   
No children Fortnightly 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $            127.60 $            127.60 $                 -  
Partnered (combined) $            206.40 $            206.40 $                 -  
    
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 $         2,216.50 $         2,216.50 $                 -  
2 bonus periods $         8,865.90 $         8,865.90 $                 -  
3 bonus periods $       19,948.20 $       19,948.20 $                 -  
4 bonus periods $       35,463.40 $       35,463.40 $                 -  
5 bonus periods $       55,411.60 $       55,411.60 $                 -  
Partnered Lump sum 
1 bonus period $         1,675.10 $         1,675.10 $                 -  
2 bonus periods $         6,700.50 $         6,700.50 $                 -  
3 bonus periods $       15,076.10 $       15,076.10 $                 -  
4 bonus periods $       26,801.90 $       26,801.90 $                 -  
5 bonus periods $       41,877.90 $       41,877.90 $                 -  
    
Advance payments   
Lump sum Lump sum 
Minimum advance, single $            457.55 $            457.55 $                 -  
Maximum advance, single $         1,372.65 $         1,372.65 $                 -  
Minimum advance, partnered (each) $            344.90 $            344.90 $                 -  
Maximum advance, partnered (each) $         1,034.70 $         1,034.70 $                 -  
Repayments Fortnightly 
Minimum repayment single $              35.20 $              35.20 $                 -  
Maximum repayment single $            105.59 $            105.59 $                 -  
Minimum repayment partnered (each) $              26.53 $              26.53 $                 -  
Maximum repayment partnered (each) $              79.59 $              79.59 $                 -  
    
Energy supplement for certain CSHC and Gold Card holders Annual 
Single $            366.60 $            366.60 $                 -  
Partnered $            275.60 $            275.60 $                 -  
  Quarterly 
Quarter ending19/12/202119/03/2022N/A
Payday30/12/202124/03/2022N/A
Single $              91.65 $              90.64-$             1.01
Partnered $              68.90 $              68.14-$             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 $            483.75 $            483.75 $                 -  
Partnered (each) $            364.65 $            364.65 $                 -  
    
Dependent child add-on Fortnightly 
Child 12 or younger $            129.78 $            129.78 $                 -  
Child 13 - 15 years old $            187.32 $            187.32 $                 -  
    
Guardian allowance Fortnightly 
Guardian allowance $              65.66 $              65.66 $                 -