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Aged Care Pensions

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There are different rates of Age Pension payments for single people and couples. Your rate also depends on your income, assets, and other circumstances.

Family Situation
Pension rates (per fortnight) Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate $766.00 $577.40 $1,154.80 $766.00
Maximum Pension Supplement $62.90 $47.40 $94.80 $62.90
Clean Energy Supplement $13.90 $10.50 $21.00 $13.90
TOTAL $842.80 $635.30 $1,270.60 $842.80

The transitional arrangements apply to certain pensioners who were receiving part pensions as at 19 September 2009 and only applies until they would get an equal or higher rate under the new rules. Rates are indexed by CPI only.

Family Situation
Pension Reform Transitional Arrangements Rates (per fortnight) Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum rate $699.80 $565.10 $1130.20 $699.80
Clean Energy Supplement $13.90 $10.50 $21.00 $13.90
TOTAL $713.70 $575.60 $1151.20 $713.70

 
DVA Pension Rates

Most pensions are indexed in March and September each year with reference to changes in the cost of living and male total average weekly earnings (MTAWE).

Read a snapshot of the main rates or download a complete list of payment rates (Excel 117 KB) or continue reading for detailed information on pensions.

Details of current pension rates relating to Service Pension, Age Pension, Income Support Supplement and Disability Pensions can be found in the Factsheet:

IS30 Pension rates, limits and allowances (PDF 107Kb)

Details of current pension rates relating to compensation benefits that may be payable under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) can be found in the Factsheet:

MRC04 Compensation payment rates (PDF 92Kb)

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