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Other income support thresholds and limits 1 January 2022

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Other income support thresholds and limits20/09/202101/01/2022 
Seniors Health Card Income Limit Annual 
Single rate, including illness separated and respite care $       57,761.00 $       57,761.00 $                 -  
Partnered (each) $       46,208.00 $       46,208.00 $                 -  
    
Minimum rent for maximum Rent Assistance (RA)   
Single, no children $            318.00 $            318.00 $                 -  
Partnered, no children $            385.87 $            385.87 $                 -  
    
Primary production attribution threshold Limit 
Primary production attribution threshold (assets) $  1,274,500.00 $  1,274,500.00 $                 -  
Primary production attribution threshold (annual income) $       56,137.00 $       56,137.00 $                 -  
    
Exempt funeral investment threshold Limit 
Exempt funeral investment threshold $       13,500.00 $       13,500.00 $                 -  
    
Special disability trust asset limit Limit 
Asset value limit $     700,250.00 $     700,250.00 $                 -  
Discretationary spending limit $       12,500.00 $       12,500.00 $                 -  
    
Child income limits Limit 
Child 15 or younger (per week) $            217.00 $            224.60 $             7.60
Child 16 or older (per annum) $       11,893.60 $       12,309.90 $         416.30
    
Maintenance income free area Annual 
Amount per person (1 child) $         1,697.25 $         1,697.25 $                 -  
Amount per additional child $            565.75 $            565.75 $                 -  
    
Aged care   
For residents entering care before 1 July 2014 Fortnightly 
Minimum permissible asset value $       51,500.00 $       51,500.00 $                 -  
Partially supported resident $     132,162.40 $     132,162.40 $                 -  
Concessional resident $       51,500.00 $       51,500.00 $                 -  
Assisted resident $       83,000.00 $       83,000.00 $                 -  
Standard resident contribution-Threshold amount $         8,088.60 $         8,088.60 $                 -  
For residents entering care on or after 1 July 2014 Annual 
Minimum Accommodation Payment Asset Value $       51,500.00 $       51,500.00 $                 -  
Maximum Accommodation Payment Asset Value $     175,239.20 $     175,239.20 $                 -