New pension rates as of 20 March 2015 released

The age pension will be increasing slightly on the 20th March 2015 in line with quarterly indexation.

The disability support pension and carer payment rates will also increase.

The new fortnightly rates are:

Single or separated by illness base: $782.20  [Pension supplement: $63.90]

Couple (each eligible member) base: $589.60 [Pension supplement $48.20]

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Pension supplement basic for single or separated by illness: $22.30

Pension supplement basic for couple (each): $18.50

Pension supplement minimum for single or separated by illness: $34.40

Pension supplement minimum for couple (each): $25.90

 

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