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Current Pension Rates

Monday, 20th March, 2017

Age Pension rates are adjusted according to indexation in March and September.

Changes to age pension rates from March 20, 2017:

Maximum adult pension payment rates - Fortnightly

 

 

Previous

Current

Increase

Single

Base

$797.90

$808.30

$10.40

 

Supplement

$65.10

$65.90

$0.80

 

Energy Supp.

$14.10

$14.10

-

 

Total

$877.10

$888.30

$11.20

Couple (each)

Base

$601.50

$609.30

$7.80

 

Supplement

$49.10

$49.70

$0.60

 

Energy Supp.

$10.60

$10.60

-

 

Total

$661.20

$669.60

$8.40

 

Maximum Adult Transitional Pension Rate - Fortnightly

Resident in Australia 

Single

 

Previous

Current

Increase

 

Base

$724.50

 $733.90

 $9.40

 

Energy Supp.

 $14.10

 $14.10

 -

 

Total

 $738.60

 $748.00

 $9.40

Couple

(each)

 

Previous

Current

Increase

 

Base

$585.20

 $592.80

 $7.60

 

Energy Supp.

 $10.60

 $10.60

 -

 

Total

 $595.80

 $603.40

 $7.60

 

Maximum Adult Transitional Pension Rate - Fortnightly

Not resident in Australia or long term absence

 

 

Previous

Current

Increase

 Single

Base

$664.60

 $673.20

 $8.60

 Couple (each)

Energy Supp.

 $555.40

 $562.60

 $7.20

 

Adult Pension Supplement Basic Amount - Fortnightly

 

 Previous

 Current

 Increase 

 Single

 $22.70

 $23.00

 $0.30

 Illness Separated, Respite Care or partner in gaol

 $22.70

 $23.00

 $0.30

 Couple (each)

 $18.70

 $18.90

 $0.20

 

Adult Pension Supplement Minimum Amount - Fortnightly

 

 Previous

 Current

 Increase 

 Single

 $35.00

 $35.40

 $0.40

 Illness Separated, Respite Care or partner in gaol

 $35.00

 $35.40

 $0.40

 Couple (each)

 $26.40

 $26.70

 $0.30

 

Pension Disqualifying Income Limits - Fortnightly

 

Previous

Current

Increase

Single

$1918.20

$1940.60

$22.40

Single + 1 dependent child

$1918.20

$1940.60

$22.40

Couple (combined)

$2936.80

$2970.40

$33.60

Illness separated (couple combined)

$3800.40

$3845.20

$44.80

 


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