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March 2015 Changes to Centrelink and DVA Pensions

March 2015 Changes to Centrelink and DVA Pensions

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Centrelink & DVA, revise the maximum pension entitlements every March 20th & September 20th indexed to AWOTE (Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings). Here are the new maximum rate pensions for Centrelink & Department of Veterans Affairs.

Pension rates (per fortnight)

Single

Couple each

Couple combined

Couple each
separated due to ill health

Maximum basic rate

$782.20

$589.60

$1,296.80

$782.20

Maximum Pension Supplement

$63.90

$48.20

$95.80

$63.90

Clean Energy Supplement

$14.10

$10.60

$21.20

$14.10

TOTAL

$860.20

$648.40

$1,296.80

$860.20

 

 

The new Maximum Pension rates from DVA (Dept of Veterans Affairs) are as follows

  • Service Pension & Partner service pension are the same as for Centrelink.
  • The War Widows Pension & Disability Pensions for DVA are as follows;

War widows

Old rate 

New Rate 

War widow(er)'s pension

$868.00

$874.10

Income support supplement

$256.00

$257.80

TOTAL WAR WIDOWS

$1,124.00

$1,131.90

Disability pension

Old rate 

New Rate 

TPI (Special Rate)

$1311.30

$1320.50

Intermediate rate

$890.19

$896.40

EDA

$724.20

$729.30

100 per cent

$466.10

$469.40

10 per cent

$53.54

$53.87

 

 

Posted: 08-Apr-2015. Author: Heidi Cridland

 

 
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