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5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates

Current rates

This table shows the current maximum rates for DSP in dollars per fortnight (pf). The rate for a person aged 21 or over, or aged under 21 with a dependent child (1.1.D.70) is a common rate (5.1.8.10).

 

The YDS of $118.20 pf is payable to DSP recipients under 21 without children and IS INCLUDED in the rates in the table.

Age/Circumstances

Rate

21 years or over, or under 21 years with a dependent child.

SS Guide 5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates

Single

- under 18 years, without children, NOT independent, homeless, or living away from home because of medical condition

- under 18 years, without children, independent, homeless, or living away from home because of medical condition

- 18-20 years, without children, living at home of parent(s)

- 18-20 years, without children, NOT living at home of parent(s)

- under 21 years, with a dependent child

$345.00



$532.60



$391.00


$532.60


5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates

Partnered

- 21 years or over, or under 21 years with a dependent child

- under 21 years without children

5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates

$532.60

 

Act reference: SSAct section 117 How to work out a person's DSP rate, section 1064 Rate of age, disability support, wife pensions and carer payment (people who are not blind), section 1066A Rate of DSP (people under 21 who are not blind), section 1065 Rate of age and disability support pension (blind people), section 1066B Rate of disability support pension (people under 21 who are blind), section 1067A When a person is regarded as independent

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description, 3.6.1 DSP - Qualification & Payability, 3.2.5.10 Qualification for YA & DSP as an Independent Young Person

 

Clean energy supplement

DSP recipients may be eligible for the CES - a tax exempt supplementary payment for qualified recipients of government payments.

 

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.15.2 CES - Qualification & Payability, 5.1.10.20 CES - Current Rates

 

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

See 5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates.

 

DSP rates for people under 21 years without children are indexed to changes in the CPI, and the effective date of indexation is 1 January each year.

 

The rate payable to people under 21 years, without children, is limited to the common pension rates in the same circumstances.

 

Act reference: SSAct section 1198A Adjustment of single pension rate maximum basic rate amounts, section 1198B Adjustment of disability support pension (under 21) maximum basic rates, section 1198C Adjustment of youth disability supplement

 

Timing of payments

See 5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates.

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Last reviewed: 10 February 2014


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