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Print this page Print this page DOP - Current Rate

Current rate

The current base rate of DOP is $59.30 per fortnight.


Indexation (1.1.I.100)

The base rate is indexed to changes in the CPI. The effective date of indexation is 1 January each year.


Additional component of DOP

An additional component of DOP is payable to DOP applicants who are eligible for a rate of FTB that is lower than the family allowance (FA)/FTB received by the child's original family at the time the young person became a double orphan.


To be eligible for the additional component of DOP, the applicant must be caring for a young person who became a double orphan on or after 1 July 1998.


The additional component is equal to the difference between the carer's entitlement to FTB for the double orphan and the FA/FTB received for the double orphan in their original family.


The additional component of DOP is not payable where FTB has been cancelled as a result of the child receiving a payment under a prescribed educational scheme.


Timing of payments

Payments are made fortnightly in arrears.


Act reference: SSAct section 1010 Rate of double orphan pension, Part 3.16 Indexation and adjustment of amounts

Policy reference: SS Guide Double Orphan Pension (DOP) - Description, 3.5.2 DOP - Qualification & Payability


Last reviewed: 10 February 2014


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