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Explanation
In the 2009 Federal Budget, the government announced a number of changes to the pension system
as part of the Secure and Sustainable Pension reforms.
The changes include:
 an increase in the pension rate
 improved indexation
 an increase in the pension income taper rate from 40% to 50% for singles and from 20% to 25%
   each for couples.
 combining the pension and several small allowances into the fortnightly pension rate which will
   consist of two components - Base Pension and Pension Supplement.
 abolishing of the higher income test threshold for pensioners with dependent children
People receiving a pension as at 19 September 2009 were not disadvantaged by these changes.
Where the net result of the changes would have been a reduction in the pension, a transitional rate in
paid instead. The transitional rate is based on the old income test rules.
Where people are paid a transitional rate, each time the pension is recalculated, Centrelink will make
a comparison between the transitional rate and the rate under the new rules. Centrelink will switch
the pension over the new rules rate if this is the same as or higher than the transitional rate.
Gradually, all transitional rate pensioners will convert over to the new pension system. See normal
chart or transitional chart below.

Work Bonus

The Work Bonus applies to all pensioners over age pension age* being assessed under the new
pension system. It does not apply to pensions being paid at the transitional rate.
Only 50% of the first $500 of fortnightly employment income will be included under pension income
test. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income before
using the chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a pensioner, deduct $250
from the total income. For couples, if the partner is eligible, deduct their Work Bonus amount from the
combined total income as well. Pensioners over age pension age will have their employment income
assessed fortnightly.
* unless receiving Parenting Payment Single


Normal Chart or Transitional Chart
As a result of the Pension Reform changes, there are now new rate and transitional rate charts for all
pension payments. The new rate chart is to used for all pensioners except if the pensioner is being
paid a transitional rate.
Where so, a three step assessment is required.
   determine the transitional pension rate payable (lower of the transitional income test rate and the
    transitional assets test rate.
   determine the new pension rate (lower of the new income test rate and the new assets test rate.
   the higher of steps 1 and 2 is the rate payable.
Note: once the pensioner’s pension rate is paid under the new income test or assets test, the
pensioner cannot return to assessment under the transitional rule.
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INCOME TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER
Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons aged 21or over.
Rates shown include the Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
No income deduction for dependent child available. Work Bonus available (see below).
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.


WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age (unless receiving Parenting Payment Single) will have 50% of the first $500 of
employment income per fortnight disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income
before using this chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total income
before using this chart.


Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                  per year                   fortnightly


              142.00                   3,692.00                       671.90                          800.00                20,800.00                         342.90

           (Rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00 of income                                              850.00                22,100.00                         317.90
                    in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                      900.00                23,400.00                         292.90

              150.00                   3,900.00                       667.90                          950.00                24,700.00                         267.90

              200.00                   5,200.00                       642.90                       1,000.00                 26,000.00                         242.90

              250.00                   6,500.00                       617.90                       1,050.00                 27,300.00                         217.90

              300.00
              300 00                   7,800.00
                                       7 800 00                       592.90
                                                                      592 90                       1,100.00
                                                                                                   1 100 00                 28,600.00
                                                                                                                            28 600 00                         192.90
                                                                                                                                                              192 90

              350.00                   9,100.00                       567.90                       1,150.00                 29,900.00                         167.90

              400.00                 10,400.00                        542.90                       1,200.00                 31,200.00                         142.90

              450.00                 11,700.00                        517.90                       1,250.00                 32,500.00                         117.90

              500.00                 13,000.00                        492.90                       1,300.00                 33,800.00                           92.90

              550.00                 14,300.00                        467.90                       1,350.00                 35,100.00                           67.90

              600.00                 15,600.00                        442.90                       1,400.00                 36,400.00                           42.90

              650.00                 16,900.00                        417.90                       1,425.40                 37,060.40                           30.20
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
              700.00                 18,200.00                        392.90

              750.00                 19,500.00                        367.90                       1,485.80                 38,630.80                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER
Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons.
Rates shown include the Base rate and Pensioner Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                    homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            178,000                     307,000                       671.90                        360,000                     489,000                       398.90

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         380,000                     509,000                       368.90
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    400,000                     529,000                       338.90

            180,000                     309,000                       668.90                        420,000                     549,000                       308.90

            190,000                     319,000                       653.90                        440,000                     569,000                       278.90

            200,000                     329,000                       638.90                        460,000                     589,000                       248.90

            210,000                     339,000                       623.90                        480,000                     609,000                       218.90

            220,000                     349,000                       608.90                        500,000                     629,000                       188.90

            230,000                     359,000                       593.90                        520,000                     649,000                       158.90

            240,000                     369,000                       578.90                        540,000                     669,000                       128.90

            250,000                     379,000                       563.90                        560,000                     689,000                         98.90

            260,000                     389,000                       548.90                        580,000                     709,000                         68.90

            280,000                     409,000                       518.90                        600,000                     729,000                         38.90

            300,000                     429,000                       488.90                        606,000                     735,000                         30.20
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
            320,000                     449,000                       458.90

            340,000                     469,000                       428.90                        626,000                     755,000                           0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons.
Rates shown include the Base rate and Pensioner Supplement, but not Rent Assistance. Allowable income is increased by up to
$24.60 per fortnight for each dependent child of the pensioner.
 Work Bonus not available.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     INCOME                      INCOME                                                        RATE       INCOME              INCOME                  RATE
      fortnightly                  per year                                     fortnightly               fortnightly           per year             fortnightly


              142.00                  3,692.00                                                   624.90         800.00           20,800.00                  361.70

           (Rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00 of income                                                        850.00           22,100.00                  341.70
                    in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                                900.00           23,400.00                  321.70

              150.00                  3,900.00                                                   621.70         950.00           24,700.00                  301.70
                                                           Higher rate under New Income test




              200.00                  5,200.00                                                   601.70      1,000.00            26,000.00                  281.70

              250.00                  6,500.00                                                   581.70      1,050.00            27,300.00                  261.70

              300.00                  7,800.00                                                   561.70      1,100.00            28,600.00                  241.70

              350.00                  9,100.00                                                   541.70      1,200.00            31,200.00                  201.70

              400.00                10,400.00                                                    521.70      1,300.00            33,800.00                  161.70

              450.00                11,700.00                                                    501.70      1,400.00            36,400.00                  121.70

              500.00                13,000.00                                                    481.70      1,500.00            39,000.00                    81.70

              550.00                14,300.00                                                    461.70      1,581.50            41,119.00                    49.10

              600.00                15,600.00                                                    441.70      1,600.00            41,600.00                    41.70

              650.00                16,900.00                                                    421.70      1,628.75            42,347.50                    30.20
                                                                                                                   Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
              700.00                18,200.00                                                    401.70

              750.00                19,500.00                                                    381.70      1,704.25            44,310.50                      0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                             Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - TRANSITIONAL
Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons.
Rates shown include the Base rate and Pensioner Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                        RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                        RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                   homeowner               non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            178,000                    307,000                       624.90                       320,000                     449,000                       411.90

          (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                        340,000                     469,000                       381.90
                     in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                  360,000                     489,000                       351.90

            180,000                    309,000                       621.90                       380,000                     509,000                       321.90

            190,000                    319,000                       606.90                       400,000                     529,000                       291.90

            200,000                    329,000                       591.90                       420,000                     549,000                       261.90

            210,000                    339,000                       576.90                       440,000                     569,000                       231.90

            220,000                    349,000                       561.90                       460,000                     589,000                       201.90

            230,000                    359,000                       546.90                       480,000                     609,000                       171.90

            240,000                    369,000                       531.90                       500,000                     629,000                       141.90

            250,000                    379,000                       516.90                       520,000                     649,000                       111.90

            260,000                    389,000                       501.90                       540,000                     669,000                         81.90

            270,000                    399,000                       486.90                       560,000                     689,000                         51.90

            280,000                    409,000                       471.90                       574,500                     703,500                         30.20
                                                                                                         Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            290,000                    419,000                       456.90

            300,000                    429,000                       441.90                       594,750                     723,750                           0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                             Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE
Rate of pension under the income test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not apply to Partner
Allowance). Rates include Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
No income deduction for dependent child available. Work Bonus available (see below).


WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age (unless receiving Parenting Payment Single) will have 50% of the first $500 of
employment income per fortnight disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income
before using this chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total income
before using this chart. If your partner is eligible, also deduct their Work Bonus amount from the combined total income before using
this chart.

Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                combined p.f.                     fortnightly                  per year                 combined p.f.


              248.00                   6,448.00                    1,013.00                           950.00                24,700.00                         662.00

            (Combined rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00                                           1,000.00                 26,000.00                         637.00
               of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   1,100.00                 28,600.00                         587.00

              300.00                   7,800.00                       987.00                       1,200.00                 31,200.00                         537.00

              350.00                   9,100.00                       962.00                       1,300.00                 33,800.00                         487.00

              400.00                 10,400.00                        937.00                       1,400.00                 36,400.00                         437.00

              450.00                 11,700.00                        912.00                       1,500.00                 39,000.00                         387.00

              500.00                 13,000.00                        887.00                       1,600.00                 41,600.00                         337.00

              550.00                 14,300.00                        862.00                       1,700.00                 44,200.00                         287.00

              600.00                 15,600.00                        837.00                       1,800.00                 46,800.00                         237.00

              650.00                 16,900.00                        812.00                       1,900.00                 49,400.00                         187.00

              700.00                 18,200.00                        787.00                       2,000.00                 52,000.00                         137.00

              750.00                 19,500.00                        762.00                       2,100.00                 54,600.00                           87.00

              800.00                 20,800.00                        737.00                       2,182.80                 56,752.80                           45.60
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
              850.00                 22,100.00                        712.00

              900.00                 23,400.00                        687.00                       2,274.00                 59,124.00                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE
Rate of pension under the assets test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not include Partner
Allowance). Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                    homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                    1,013.00                         575,000                     704,000                       529.25

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         600,000                     729,000                       491.75
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    625,000                     754,000                       454.25

            260,000                     389,000                    1,001.75                         650,000                     779,000                       416.75

            280,000                     409,000                       971.75                        675,000                     804,000                       379.25

            300,000                     429,000                       941.75                        700,000                     829,000                       341.75

            325,000                     454,000                       904.25                        725,000                     854,000                       304.25

            350,000                     479,000                       866.75                        750,000                     879,000                       266.75

            375,000                     504,000                       829.25                        775,000                     904,000                       229.25

            400,000                     529,000                       791.75                        800,000                     929,000                       191.75

            425,000                     554,000                       754.25                        825,000                     954,000                       154.25

            450,000                     579,000                       716.75                        850,000                     979,000                       116.75

            475,000                     604,000                       679.25                        875,000                 1,004,000                           79.25

            500,000                     629,000                       641.75                        897,500                 1,026,500                           45.60
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
            525,000                     654,000                       604.25

            550,000                     679,000                       566.75                        928,000                 1,057,000                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.


Rate of pension under the income test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not apply to Partner
Allowance). Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Allowable income is increased by up to $24.60 pf for each dependent child of the couple.
Work Bonus not available.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                combined p.f.                     fortnightly                  per year                 combined p.f.


              248.00                   6,448.00                    1,009.40                        1,400.00                 36,400.00                         548.60

            (Combined rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00                                           1,500.00                 39,000.00                         508.60
               of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   1,600.00                 41,600.00                         468.60

              275.00                   7,150.00                       998.60                       1,700.00                 44,200.00                         428.60

              300.00                   7,800.00                       988.60                       1,800.00                 46,800.00                         388.60

              350.00                   9,100.00                       968.60                       1,900.00                 49,400.00                         348.60

              450.00
              450 00                 11,700.00
                                     11 700 00                        928.60
                                                                      928 60                       2,000.00
                                                                                                   2 000 00                 52,000.00
                                                                                                                            52 000 00                         308.60
                                                                                                                                                              308 60

              500.00                 13,000.00                        908.60                       2,100.00                 54,600.00                         268.60

              600.00                 15,600.00                        868.60                       2,200.00                 57,200.00                         228.60

              700.00                 18,200.00                        828.60                       2,300.00                 59,800.00                         188.60

              800.00                 20,800.00                        788.60                       2,400.00                 62,400.00                         148.60

              900.00                 23,400.00                        748.60                       2,500.00                 65,000.00                         108.60

            1000.00                  26,000.00                        708.60                       2,600.00                 67,600.00                           68.60

            1100.00                  28,600.00                        668.60                       2,657.50                 69,095.00                           45.60
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            1200.00                  31,200.00                        628.60

            1300.00                  33,800.00                        588.60                       2,771.50                 72,059.00                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the assets test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not include Partner
Allowance). Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                    homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                    1,009.40                         575,000                     704,000                       525.65

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         600,000                     729,000                       488.15
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    625,000                     754,000                       450.65

            260,000                     389,000                       998.15                        650,000                     779,000                       413.15

            280,000                     409,000                       968.15                        675,000                     804,000                       375.65

            300,000                     429,000                       938.15                        700,000                     829,000                       338.15

            325 000
            325,000                     454 000
                                        454,000                       900 65
                                                                      900.65                        725 000
                                                                                                    725,000                     854 000
                                                                                                                                854,000                       300 65
                                                                                                                                                              300.65

            350,000                     479,000                       863.15                        750,000                     879,000                       263.15

            375,000                     504,000                       825.65                        775,000                     904,000                       225.65

            400,000                     529,000                       788.15                        800,000                     929,000                       188.15

            425,000                     554,000                       750.65                        825,000                     954,000                       150.65

            450,000                     579,000                       713.15                        850,000                     979,000                       113.15

            475,000                     604,000                       675.65                        875,000                 1,004,000                           75.65

            500,000                     629,000                       638.15                        895,500                 1,024,500                           45.60
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            525,000                     654,000                       600.65

            550,000                     679,000                       563.15                        925,500                 1,054,500                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - COUPLE - ONE A PENSIONER
Rate of pension under the income test to a member of a couple where one partner is on a pension.
Rates include Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
No income deduction for dependent child available. Work Bonus available (see below).
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.

WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age (unless receiving Parenting Payment Single) will have 50% of the first $500 of
employment income per fortnight disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income
before using this chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total income
before using this chart. If your partner is eligible, also deduct their Work Bonus amount from the combined total income before using
this chart.

Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                  per year                   fortnightly


              248.00                   6,448.00                       506.50                          950.00                24,700.00                         331.00

                  (Rate reduces by 25c for each $1.00                                              1,000.00                 26,000.00                         318.50
                 of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   1,100.00                 28,600.00                         293.50

              300.00                   7,800.00                       493.50                       1,200.00                 31,200.00                         268.50

              350.00                   9,100.00                       481.00                       1,300.00                 33,800.00                         243.50

              400.00                 10,400.00                        468.50                       1,400.00                 36,400.00                         218.50

              450.00
              450 00                 11,700.00
                                     11 700 00                        456.00
                                                                      456 00                       1,500.00
                                                                                                   1 500 00                 39,000.00
                                                                                                                            39 000 00                         193.50
                                                                                                                                                              193 50

              500.00                 13,000.00                        443.50                       1,600.00                 41,600.00                         168.50

              550.00                 14,300.00                        431.00                       1,700.00                 44,200.00                         143.50

              600.00                 15,600.00                        418.50                       1,800.00                 46,800.00                         118.50

              650.00                 16,900.00                        406.00                       1,900.00                 49,400.00                           93.50

              700.00                 18,200.00                        393.50                       2,000.00                 52,000.00                           68.50

              750.00                 19,500.00                        381.00                       2,100.00                 54,600.00                           43.50

              800.00                 20,800.00                        368.50                       2,182.80                 56,752.80                           22.80
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
              850.00                 22,100.00                        356.00

              900.00                 23,400.00                        343.50                       2,274.00                 59,124.00                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - COUPLE - ONE A PENSIONER
Rate of pension under the assets test to a member of a couple where one partner is on a pension.
Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.




Amounts are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                    homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            252,500                     381,500                       506.50                        575,000                     704,000                       264.63

           (Rate reduces by $0.75 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         600,000                     729,000                       245.88
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    625,000                     754,000                       227.13

            260,000                     389,000                       500.88                        650,000                     779,000                       208.38

            280,000                     409,000                       485.88                        675,000                     804,000                       189.63

            300,000                     429,000                       470.88                        700,000                     829,000                       170.88

            325,000                     454,000                       452.13                        725,000                     854,000                       152.13

            350,000                     479,000                       433.38                        750,000                     879,000                       133.38

            375,000                     504,000                       414.63                        775,000                     904,000                       114.63

            400,000                     529,000                       395.88                        800,000                     929,000                         95.88

            425,000                     554,000                       377.13                        825,000                     954,000                         77.13

            450,000                     579,000                       358.38                        850,000                     979,000                         58.38

            475,000                     604,000                       339.63                        875,000                 1,004,000                           39.63

            500,000                     629,000                       320.88                        897,500                 1,026,500                           22.80
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
            525,000                     654,000                       302.13

            550,000                     679,000                       283.38                        928,000                 1,057,000                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - COUPLE - ONE A PENSIONER - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the income test to a member of a couple where one partner is on a pension.
Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement but not Rent Assistance.
Allowable income is increased by up to $24.60 pf for each dependent child of the couple. Work Bonus not available.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                  per year                   fortnightly


              248.00                   6,448.00                       504.70                       1,400.00                 36,400.00                         274.30

            (Combined rate reduces by 20c for each $1.00                                           1,500.00                 39,000.00                         254.30
               of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   1,600.00                 41,600.00                         234.30

              275.00                   7,150.00                       499.30                       1,700.00                 44,200.00                         214.30

              300.00                   7,800.00                       494.30                       1,800.00                 46,800.00                         194.30

              350.00                   9,100.00                       484.30                       1,900.00                 49,400.00                         174.30

              450 00
              450.00                 11 700 00
                                     11,700.00                        464 30
                                                                      464.30                       2 000 00
                                                                                                   2,000.00                 52 000 00
                                                                                                                            52,000.00                         154 30
                                                                                                                                                              154.30

              500.00                 13,000.00                        454.30                       2,100.00                 54,600.00                         134.30

              600.00                 15,600.00                        434.30                       2,200.00                 57,200.00                         114.30

              700.00                 18,200.00                        414.30                       2,300.00                 59,800.00                           94.30

              800.00                 20,800.00                        394.30                       2,400.00                 62,400.00                           74.30

              900.00                 23,400.00                        374.30                       2,500.00                 65,000.00                           54.30

            1000.00                  26,000.00                        354.30                       2,600.00                 67,600.00                           34.30

            1100.00                  28,600.00                        334.30                       2,657.50                 69,095.00                           22.80
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            1200.00                  31,200.00                        314.30

            1300.00                  33,800.00                        294.30                       2,771.50                 72,059.00                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - COUPLE - ONE A PENSIONER - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the assets test to a member of a couple where one partner is on a pension.
Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                    homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            252,500                     381,500                       504.70                        575,000                     704,000                       262.83

           (Rate reduces by $0.75 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         600,000                     729,000                       244.08
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    625,000                     754,000                       225.33

            260,000                     389,000                       499.08                        650,000                     779,000                       206.58

            280,000                     409,000                       484.08                        675,000                     804,000                       187.83

            300,000                     429,000                       469.08                        700,000                     829,000                       169.08

            325 000
            325,000                     454,000
                                        454 000                       450.33
                                                                      450 33                        725 000
                                                                                                    725,000                     854 000
                                                                                                                                854,000                       150.33
                                                                                                                                                              150 33

            350,000                     479,000                       431.58                        750,000                     879,000                       131.58

            375,000                     504,000                       412.83                        775,000                     904,000                       112.83

            400,000                     529,000                       394.08                        800,000                     929,000                         94.08

            425,000                     554,000                       375.33                        825,000                     954,000                         75.33

            450,000                     579,000                       356.58                        850,000                     979,000                         56.58

            475,000                     604,000                       337.83                        875,000                 1,004,000                           37.83

            500,000                     629,000                       319.08                        895,500                 1,024,500                           22.80
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            525,000                     654,000                       300.33

            550,000                     679,000                       281.58                        925,500                 1,054,500                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - LIVING APART
Rate of pension combined under the income test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension and living apart due to
ill health. Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
No income deduction for dependent child available. Work Bonus available (see below).
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.

WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age (unless receiving Parenting Payment Single) will have 50% of the first $500 of
employment income per fortnight disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income
before using this chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total income
before using this chart. If your partner is eligible, also deduct their Work Bonus amount from the combined total income before using
this chart.


Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                combined p.f.                     fortnightly                  per year                 combined p.f.


              248.00                   6,448.00                    1,343.80                        1,500.00                 39,000.00                         717.80

            (Combined rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00                                           1,600.00                 41,600.00                         667.80
               of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   1,700.00                 44,200.00                         617.80

              250.00                   6,500.00                    1,342.80                        1,800.00                 46,800.00                         567.80

              300.00                   7,800.00                    1,317.80                        1,900.00                 49,400.00                         517.80

              400.00                 10,400.00                     1,267.80                        2,000.00                 52,000.00                         467.80

              500.00
              500 00                 13,000.00
                                     13 000 00                     1,217.80
                                                                   1 217 80                        2,100.00
                                                                                                   2 100 00                 54,600.00
                                                                                                                            54 600 00                         417.80
                                                                                                                                                              417 80

              600.00                 15,600.00                     1,167.80                        2,200.00                 57,200.00                         367.80

              700.00                 18,200.00                     1,117.80                        2,300.00                 59,800.00                         317.80

              800.00                 20,800.00                     1,067.80                        2,400.00                 62,400.00                         267.80

              900.00                 23,400.00                     1,017.80                        2,500.00                 65,000.00                         217.80

            1000.00                  26,000.00                        967.80                       2,600.00                 67,600.00                         167.80

            1100.00                  28,600.00                        917.80                       2,700.00                 70,200.00                         117.80

            1200.00                  31,200.00                        867.80                       2,814.80                 73,184.80                           60.40
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
            1300.00                  33,800.00                        817.80

            1400.00                  36,400.00                        767.80                       2,935.60                 76,325.60                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - LIVING APART
Rate of pension combined under the assets test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension and are living apart due
to ill health.
Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                    homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                    1,343.80                         575,000                     704,000                       860.05

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         600,000                     729,000                       822.55
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    625,000                     754,000                       785.05

            260,000                     389,000                    1,332.55                         675,000                     804,000                       710.05

            280,000                     409,000                    1,302.55                         700,000                     829,000                       672.55

            300,000                     429,000                    1,272.55                         750,000                     879,000                       597.55

            325,000                     454,000                    1,235.05                         800,000                     929,000                       522.55

            350,000                     479,000                    1,197.55                         850,000                     979,000                       447.55

            375,000                     504,000                    1,160.05                         900,000                 1,029,000                         372.55

            400,000                     529,000                    1,122.55                         950,000                 1,079,000                         297.55

            425,000                     554,000                    1,085.05                     1,000,000                   1,129,000                         222.55

            450,000                     579,000                    1,047.55                     1,050,000                   1,179,000                         147.55

            475,000                     604,000                    1,010.05                     1,100,000                   1,229,000                           72.55

            500,000                     629,000                       972.55                    1,108,500                   1,237,500                           60.40
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
            525,000                     654,000                       935.05

            550,000                     679,000                       897.55                    1,148,500                   1,277,500                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE LIVING APART - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension combined under the income test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension and living apart due to
ill health. Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Allowable income is increased by up to $24.60 pf for each dependent child of the couple.
Work Bonus not available.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                combined p.f.                     fortnightly                  per year                 combined p.f.


              248.00                   6,448.00                    1,249.80                        1,600.00                 41,600.00                         709.00

            (Combined rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00                                           1,700.00                 44,200.00                         669.00
               of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   1,800.00                 46,800.00                         629.00

              300.00                   7,800.00                    1,229.00                        1,900.00                 49,400.00                         589.00

              400.00                 10,400.00                     1,189.00                        2,000.00                 52,000.00                         549.00

              500.00                 13,000.00                     1,149.00                        2,100.00                 54,600.00                         509.00

              600.00                 15,600.00                     1,109.00                        2,200.00                 57,200.00                         469.00

              700.00                 18,200.00                     1,069.00                        2,300.00                 59,800.00                         429.00

              800.00                 20,800.00                     1,029.00                        2,400.00                 62,400.00                         389.00

              900.00                 23,400.00                        989.00                       2,600.00                 67,600.00                         309.00

            1000.00                  26,000.00                        949.00                       2,800.00                 72,800.00                         229.00

            1100.00                  28,600.00                        909.00                       3,000.00                 78,000.00                         149.00

            1200.00                  31,200.00                        869.00                       3,200.00                 83,200.00                           69.00

            1300.00                  33,800.00                        829.00                       3,221.50                 83,759.00                           60.40
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            1400.00                  36,400.00                        789.00

            1500.00                  39,000.00                        749.00                       3,372.50                 87,685.00                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE LIVING APART - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension combined under the assets test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension and are living apart due
to ill health.
Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rate includes Base Pension and Pension Supplement, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                    homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                    1,249.80                         575,000                     704,000                       766.05

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         600,000                     729,000                       728.55
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    625,000                     754,000                       691.05

            260,000                     389,000                    1,238.55                         675,000                     804,000                       616.05

            280,000                     409,000                    1,208.55                         700,000                     829,000                       578.55

            300,000                     429,000                    1,178.55                         725,000                     854,000                       541.05

            325 000
            325,000                     454 000
                                        454,000                    1 141 05
                                                                   1,141.05                         750 000
                                                                                                    750,000                     879 000
                                                                                                                                879,000                       503 55
                                                                                                                                                              503.55

            350,000                     479,000                    1,103.55                         775,000                     904,000                       466.05

            375,000                     504,000                    1,066.05                         800,000                     929,000                       428.55

            400,000                     529,000                    1,028.55                         850,000                     979,000                       353.55

            425,000                     554,000                       991.05                        900,000                 1,029,000                         278.55

            450,000                     579,000                       953.55                        950,000                 1,079,000                         203.55

            475,000                     604,000                       916.05                    1,000,000                   1,129,000                         128.55

            500,000                     629,000                       878.55                    1,045,500                   1,174,500                           60.40
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            525,000                     654,000                       841.05

            550,000                     679,000                       803.55                    1,086,000                   1,215,000                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
RATE CHART - PENSIONER AND ALLOWEE COUPLE
Rate of pension and allowance under the income test to members of a couple where one partner is on a Pension and the other
partner is on Newstart Allowance, Partner Allowance or Newstart Mature Age Allowance.
Pension rate includes Base Pension and Pensioner Supplement. Allowance rate only includes Pharmaceutical Allowance for
allowees who are:
 - aged 60 or more and have been on income support continuously for at least nine months OR
 - temporarily incapacitated OR have a partial capacity to work.

WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age (unless receiving Parenting Payment Single) will have 50% of the first $500
of employment income per fortnight disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total
income before using this chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total
income before using this chart. If your partner is eligible, also deduct their Work Bonus amount from the combined total income
before using this chart.

Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     Income Test                                       Allowance rate                              Allowance rate

  COMBINED                PENSION            ALLOWANCE              COMBINED            ALLOWANCE               COMBINED
  INCOME p.f.              rate p.f.             rate p.f.            rate p.f.             rate p.f.             rate p.f.
           124.00               506.50                411.50                918.00                414.50                921.00
Allowance reduces by 25c for each $1 of combined income in excess of $124 p.f.
           150.00               506.50                405.00                911.50                408.00                914.50

           200.00               506.50                392.50                899.00                395.50                902.00

           248.00               506.50                380.50                887.00                383.50                890.00
Pension reduces by 25c for each $1 of combined income in excess of $248 p.f.

           250.00               506.00                380.00                886.00                383.00                889.00
           300.00               493.50                367.50                861.00                370.50                864.00
           350.00               481.00                355.00                836.00                358.00                839.00
           400.00               468.50                342.50                811.00                345.50                814.00
           450.00               456.00                330.00                786.00                333.00                789.00
           500.00               443.50                317.50                761.00                320.50                764.00
Allowance reduces by 30c for each $1 of combined income in excess of $500 p.f.
           550.00               431.00                302.50                733.50                305.50                736.50

           600.00               418.50                287.50                706.00                290.50                709.00

           650.00               406.00                272.50                678.50                275.50                681.50
                                                                      Allowance rate                                            Allowance rate
           Income Test                                             does not include PhA                                          includes PhA

    COMBINED                      PENSION                 ALLOWANCE                     COMBINED                  ALLOWANCE                     COMBINED
   INCOME p.f.                     rate p.f.                   rate p.f.                   rate p.f.                   rate p.f.                   rate p.f.

              700.00                      393.50                      257.50                      651.00                       260.50                      654.00

              750.00                      381.00                      242.50                      623.50                       245.50                      626.50

              800.00                      368.50                      227.50                      596.00                       230.50                      599.00

              850.00                      356.00                      212.50                      568.50                       215.50                      571.50

              900.00                      343.50                      197.50                      541.00                       200.50                      544.00

           1,000.00                       318.50                      167.50                      486.00                       170.50                      489.00

           1,100.00                       293.50                      137.50                      431.00                       140.50                      434.00

           1,200.00                       268.50                      107.50                      376.00                       110.50                      379.00

           1,300.00                       243.50                         77.50                    321.00                         80.50                     324.00

           1,400.00                       218.50                         47.50                    266.00                         50.50                     269.00

           1,500.00                       193.50                         17.50                    211.00                         20.50                     214.00

           1,558.34
           1 558 34                       178 92
                                          178.92                           0 00
                                                                           0.00                   178.92
                                                                                                  178 92                           3 00
                                                                                                                                   3.00                    181 91
                                                                                                                                                           181.91

           1,568.34                       176.42                                                  176.42                           0.00                    176.42

           2,182.80                          22.80                                                   22.80                                                   22.80
      Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached


           2,274.00                            0.00                                                    0.00                                                    0.00

                                                                  Allowance is not payable where combined assets exceed:
          Assets Test
                                                                  $252,500 (homeowner)                                    $381,500 (non-homeowner)

Note: Separate charts are available from your FIS Officer showing the rates of pension payable where income or assets exceed the above

Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                            Centrelink

This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
RATE CHART - PENSIONER AND ALLOWEE COUPLE - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension and allowance under the income test to members of a couple where one partner is on a Pension and the other
partner is on Newstart Allowance, Partner Allowance or Newstart Mature Age Allowance.
Pension rate includes Base Pension and Pensioner Supplement. Allowance rate only includes Pharmaceutical Allowance for
allowees who are:
 - aged 60 or more and have been on income support continuously for at least nine months OR
 - temporarily incapacitated OR have a partial capacity to work.
This chart cannot be used if the pensioner partner has employment income and is on Age Pension [Work Bonus].



Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                                                    Allowance rate                               Allowance rate
      Income Test                                does not include PhA                             includes PhA

  COMBINED               PENSION            ALLOWANCE              COMBINED            ALLOWANCE              COMBINED
  INCOME p.f.             rate p.f.             rate p.f.            rate p.f.             rate p.f.            rate p.f.

          124.00                504.70               411.50                916.20               414.50                919.20
Allowance reduces by 25c for each $1 of combined income in excess of $124 p.f.

          150.00                504.70               405.00                909.70               408.00                912.70

          200.00                504.70               392.50                897.20               395.50                900.20

          248.00                504.70               380.50                885.20               383.50                888.20
Pension reduces by 20c for each $1 of combined income in excess of $248 p.f.

          250.00                504.30               380.00                884.30               383.00                887.30

          300.00                494.30               367.50                861.80               370.50                864.80

          350.00                484.30               355.00                839.30               358.00                842.30

          400.00                474.30               342.50                816.80               345.50                819.80

          450.00                464.30               330.00                794.30               333.00                797.30

          500.00                454.30               317.50                771.80               320.50                774.80
Allowance reduces by 30c for each $1 of combined income in excess of $500 p.f.

          550.00                444.30               302.50                746.80               305.50                749.80

          600.00                434.30               287.50                721.80               290.50                724.80

          650.00                424.30               272.50                696.80               275.50                699.80
          Income Test                                               Allowance rate                                             Allowance rate
                                                                 does not include PhA                                           includes PhA

    COMBINED                      PENSION                 ALLOWANCE                     COMBINED                  ALLOWANCE                     COMBINED
   INCOME p.f.                     rate p.f.                   rate p.f.                   rate p.f.                   rate p.f.                   rate p.f.

              700.00                      414.30                      257.50                      671.80                       260.50                      674.80

              750.00                      404.30                      242.50                      646.80                       245.50                      649.80

              800.00                      394.30                      227.50                      621.80                       230.50                      624.80

              850.00                      384.30                      212.50                      596.80                       215.50                      599.80

              900.00                      374.30                      197.50                      571.80                       200.50                      574.80

           1,000.00                       354.30                      167.50                      521.80                       170.50                      524.80

           1,100.00                       334.30                      137.50                      471.80                       140.50                      474.80

           1,200.00                       314.30                      107.50                      421.80                       110.50                      424.80

           1,300.00                       294.30                         77.50                    371.80                         80.50                     374.80

           1,400.00                       274.30                         47.50                    321.80                         50.50                     324.80

           1,500.00                       254.30                         17.50                    271.80                         20.50                     274.80

           1,558.34                       242.63                           0.00                   242.63                           3.00                    245.63

           1,568.34                       240.63                                                  240.63                           0.00                    240.63

           2,657.50                          22.80                                                   22.80                                                   22.80

   Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached

           2,771.50                            0.00                                                    0.00                                                    0.00

                                                                 Allowance is not payable where combined assets exceed:
         Assets Test
                                                                  $252,500 (homeowner)                                    $381,500 (non-homeowner)

Note: Separate charts are available from your FIS Officer showing the rates of pension payable where income or assets exceed the above

Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                            Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - RA
Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons.
Rates shown include the Base Pension, Pension Supplement and Rent Assistance.
No income deduction for dependent child available. Work Bonus available (see below).
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.

WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age (unless receiving Parenting Payment Single) will have 50% of the first $500 of
employment income per fortnight disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income
before using this chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total income
before using this chart.


Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                  per year                   fortnightly


              142.00                   3,692.00                       783.70                          800.00                20,800.00                         454.70

           (Rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00 of income                                              850.00                22,100.00                         429.70
                    in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                      900.00                23,400.00                         404.70

              150.00                   3,900.00                       779.70                          950.00                24,700.00                         379.70

              200.00                   5,200.00                       754.70                       1,000.00                 26,000.00                         354.70

              250.00                   6,500.00                       729.70                       1,050.00                 27,300.00                         329.70

              300 00
              300.00                   7 800 00
                                       7,800.00                       704 70
                                                                      704.70                       1 100 00
                                                                                                   1,100.00                 28 600 00
                                                                                                                            28,600.00                         304 70
                                                                                                                                                              304.70

              350.00                   9,100.00                       679.70                       1,150.00                 29,900.00                         279.70

              400.00                 10,400.00                        654.70                       1,200.00                 31,200.00                         254.70

              450.00                 11,700.00                        629.70                       1,300.00                 33,800.00                         204.70

              500.00                 13,000.00                        604.70                       1,400.00                 36,400.00                         154.70

              550.00                 14,300.00                        579.70                       1,500.00                 39,000.00                         104.70

              600.00                 15,600.00                        554.70                       1,600.00                 41,600.00                           54.70

              650.00                 16,900.00                        529.70                       1,649.00                 42,874.00                           30.20
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
              700.00                 18,200.00                        504.70

              750.00                 19,500.00                        479.70                       1,709.40                 44,444.40                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - RA
Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons.
Rates shown include the Base rate, Pensioner Supplement and Rent Assistance.
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                    homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            178,000                     307,000                       783.70                        320,000                     449,000                       570.70

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         340,000                     469,000                       540.70
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    360,000                     489,000                       510.70

            180,000                     309,000                       780.70                        380,000                     509,000                       480.70

            190,000                     319,000                       765.70                        400,000                     529,000                       450.70

            200,000                     329,000                       750.70                        420,000                     549,000                       420.70

            210,000                     339,000                       735.70                        440,000                     569,000                       390.70

            220,000                     349,000                       720.70                        460,000                     589,000                       360.70

            230,000                     359,000                       705.70                        480,000                     609,000                       330.70

            240,000                     369,000                       690.70                        500,000                     629,000                       300.70

            250,000                     379,000                       675.70                        550,000                     679,000                       225.70

            260,000                     389,000                       660.70                        600,000                     729,000                       150.70

            270,000                     399,000                       645.70                        650,000                     779,000                         75.70

            280,000                     409,000                       630.70                        680,500                     809,500                         30.20
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
            290,000                     419,000                       615.70

            300,000                     429,000                       600.70                        700,500                     829,500                           0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - RA - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.


Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons.
Rates shown include the Base Pension, Pension Supplement and Rent Assistance.
Allowable income is increased by up to $24.60 pf for each dependent child of the couple. Work Bonus not available.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                  per year                   fortnightly


              142.00                   3,692.00                       736.70                          800.00                20,800.00                         473.50

           (Rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00 of income                                              850.00                22,100.00                         453.50
                    in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                      900.00                23,400.00                         433.50

              150.00                   3,900.00                       733.50                          950.00                24,700.00                         413.50

              200.00                   5,200.00                       713.50                       1,000.00                 26,000.00                         393.50

              250.00                   6,500.00                       693.50                       1,100.00                 28,600.00                         353.50

              300 00
              300.00                   7,800.00
                                       7 800 00                       673.50
                                                                      673 50                       1 200 00
                                                                                                   1,200.00                 31 200 00
                                                                                                                            31,200.00                         313.50
                                                                                                                                                              313 50

              350.00                   9,100.00                       653.50                       1,300.00                 33,800.00                         273.50

              400.00                 10,400.00                        633.50                       1,400.00                 36,400.00                         233.50

              450.00                 11,700.00                        613.50                       1,500.00                 39,000.00                         193.50

              500.00                 13,000.00                        593.50                       1,600.00                 41,600.00                         153.50

              550.00                 14,300.00                        573.50                       1,700.00                 44,200.00                         113.50

              600.00                 15,600.00                        553.50                       1,800.00                 46,800.00                           73.50

              650.00                 16,900.00                        533.50                       1,908.25                 49,614.50                           30.20
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
              700.00                 18,200.00                        513.50

              750.00                 19,500.00                        493.50                       1,983.75                 51,577.50                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - RA - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons.
Rates shown include the Base rate, Pensioner Supplement and Rent Assistance.
Indexation: CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                    homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            178,000                     307,000                       736.70                        400,000                     529,000                       403.70

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         420,000                     549,000                       373.70
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    440,000                     569,000                       343.70

            180,000                     309,000                       733.70                        460,000                     589,000                       313.70

            190,000                     319,000                       718.70                        480,000                     609,000                       283.70

            200,000                     329,000                       703.70                        500,000                     629,000                       253.70

            210 000
            210,000                     339,000
                                        339 000                       688.70
                                                                      688 70                        520 000
                                                                                                    520,000                     649 000
                                                                                                                                649,000                       223.70
                                                                                                                                                              223 70

            220,000                     349,000                       673.70                        540,000                     669,000                       193.70

            240,000                     369,000                       643.70                        560,000                     689,000                       163.70

            260,000                     389,000                       613.70                        580,000                     709,000                       133.70

            280,000                     409,000                       583.70                        600,000                     729,000                       103.70

            300,000                     429,000                       553.70                        620,000                     749,000                         73.70

            320,000                     449,000                       523.70                        640,000                     769,000                         43.70

            340,000                     469,000                       493.70                        649,000                     778,000                         30.20
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            360,000                     489,000                       463.70

            380,000                     509,000                       433.70                        669,250                     798,250                           0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - RA
Rate of pension under the income test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not apply to Partner
Allowance). Rates shown include the Base Pension, Pension Supplement and Rent Assistance.
No income deduction for dependent child available. Work Bonus available (see below).
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.

WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age (unless receiving Parenting Payment Single) will have 50% of the first $500 of
employment income per fortnight disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income
before using this chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total income
before using this chart. If your partner is eligible, also deduct their Work Bonus amount from the combined total income before using
this chart.

Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                        INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                    fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly


              248.00                   6,448.00                    1,118.40                       1,100.00                  28,600.00                        692.40

           (Rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00 of income                                          1,200.00                  31,200.00                        642.40
                    in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                  1,300.00                  33,800.00                        592.40

              250.00                   6,500.00                    1,117.40                       1,400.00                  36,400.00                        542.40

              300.00                   7,800.00                    1,092.40                       1,500.00                  39,000.00                        492.40

              350.00                   9,100.00                    1,067.40                       1,600.00                  41,600.00                        442.40

              400 00
              400.00                 10 400 00
                                     10,400.00                     1 042 40
                                                                   1,042.40                       1 700 00
                                                                                                  1,700.00                  44 200 00
                                                                                                                            44,200.00                        392 40
                                                                                                                                                             392.40

              450.00                 11,700.00                     1,017.40                       1,800.00                  46,800.00                        342.40

              500.00                 13,000.00                        992.40                      1,900.00                  49,400.00                        292.40

              550.00                 14,300.00                        967.40                      2,000.00                  52,000.00                        242.40

              600.00                 15,600.00                        942.40                      2,100.00                  54,600.00                        192.40

              650.00                 16,900.00                        917.40                      2,200.00                  57,200.00                        142.40

              700.00                 18,200.00                        892.40                      2,300.00                  59,800.00                          92.40

              800.00                 20,800.00                        842.40                      2,393.60                  62,233.60                          45.60
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
              900.00                 23,400.00                        792.40

            1000.00                  26,000.00                        742.40                      2,484.80                  64,604.80                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - RA
Rate of pension under the assets test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not apply to Partner
Allowance). Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rates shown include the Base Pension, Pension Supplement and Rent Assistance.
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI. Other components - CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                    homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                    1,118.40                         600,000                     729,000                       597.15

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         625,000                     754,000                       559.65
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    650,000                     779,000                       522.15

            275,000                     404,000                    1,084.65                         675,000                     804,000                       484.65

            300,000                     429,000                    1,047.15                         700,000                     829,000                       447.15

            325,000                     454,000                    1,009.65                         725,000                     854,000                       409.65

            350 000
            350,000                     479 000
                                        479,000                       972 15
                                                                      972.15                        750 000
                                                                                                    750,000                     879 000
                                                                                                                                879,000                       372 15
                                                                                                                                                              372.15

            375,000                     504,000                       934.65                        775,000                     904,000                       334.65

            400,000                     529,000                       897.15                        800,000                     929,000                       297.15

            425,000                     554,000                       859.65                        825,000                     954,000                       259.65

            450,000                     579,000                       822.15                        850,000                     979,000                       222.15

            475,000                     604,000                       784.65                        900,000                 1,029,000                         147.15

            500,000                     629,000                       747.15                        950,000                 1,079,000                           72.15

            525,000                     654,000                       709.65                        968,000                 1,097,000                           45.60
                                                                                              Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached
            550,000                     679,000                       672.15

            575,000                     704,000                       634.65                        998,500                 1,127,500                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
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INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - RA - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the income test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not apply to Partner
Allowance). Rates shown include the Base Pension, Pension Supplement and Rent Assistance.
Allowable income is increased by up to $24.60 pf for each dependent child of the couple. Work Bonus not available.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                        INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                    fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly


              248.00                   6,448.00                    1,114.80                       1,100.00                  28,600.00                        774.00

           (Rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00 of income                                          1,200.00                  31,200.00                        734.00
                    in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                  1,300.00                  33,800.00                        694.00

              250.00                   6,500.00                    1,114.00                       1,400.00                  36,400.00                        654.00

              300.00                   7,800.00                    1,094.00                       1,500.00                  39,000.00                        614.00

              350.00                   9,100.00                    1,074.00                       1,600.00                  41,600.00                        574.00

              400 00
              400.00                 10 400 00
                                     10,400.00                     1 054 00
                                                                   1,054.00                       1 700 00
                                                                                                  1,700.00                  44 200 00
                                                                                                                            44,200.00                        534 00
                                                                                                                                                             534.00

              450.00                 11,700.00                     1,034.00                       1,800.00                  46,800.00                        494.00

              500.00                 13,000.00                     1,014.00                       2,000.00                  52,000.00                        414.00

              550.00                 14,300.00                        994.00                      2,200.00                  57,200.00                        334.00

              600.00                 15,600.00                        974.00                      2,400.00                  62,400.00                        254.00

              650.00                 16,900.00                        954.00                      2,600.00                  67,600.00                        174.00

              700.00                 18,200.00                        934.00                      2,800.00                  72,800.00                          94.00

              800.00                 20,800.00                        894.00                      2,921.00                  75,946.00                          45.60
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
              900.00                 23,400.00                        854.00

            1000.00                  26,000.00                        814.00                      3,035.00                  78,910.00                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - RA - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the assets test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not apply to Partner
Allowance). Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rates shown include the Base Pension, Pension Supplement and Rent Assistance.
Indexation: CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                        ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                   homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                    1,114.80                        600,000                     729,000                       593.55

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                        625,000                     754,000                       556.05
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                   650,000                     779,000                       518.55

            275,000                     404,000                    1,081.05                        675,000                     804,000                       481.05

            300,000                     429,000                    1,043.55                        700,000                     829,000                       443.55

            325,000                     454,000                    1,006.05                        725,000                     854,000                       406.05

            350,000                     479,000                       968.55                       750,000                     879,000                       368.55

            375,000                     504,000                       931.05                       775,000                     904,000                       331.05

            400,000                     529,000                       893.55                       800,000                     929,000                       293.55

            425,000                     554,000                       856.05                       825,000                     954,000                       256.05

            450,000                     579,000                       818.55                       850,000                     979,000                       218.55

            475,000                     604,000                       781.05                       900,000                  1,029,000                        143.55

            500,000                     629,000                       743.55                       950,000                  1,079,000                          68.55

            525,000                     654,000                       706.05                       965,500                  1,094,500                          45.60
                                                                                                          Minimum rate until cutoff is reached
            550,000                     679,000                       668.55

            575,000                     704,000                       631.05                       996,000                  1,125,000                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
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ALLOWANCE INCOME TEST - COUPLE
Rate of Allowance to a member of a couple (including defacto) receiving Newstart Allowance, Mature Age Allowance or Partner
Allowance. Pharmaceutical Allowance is also payable to a person aged 60 or more and who has been in receipt of income support
payments continuously for at least 9 months OR is temporarily incapacitated OR has a partial capacity to work.
** IF PARTNER IS RECEIVING A PENSION ** apply 50% of the combined income of you and your partner as 'personal income p.f.'
e.g. 50% of combined income of $300 pf (i.e. $150 pf) will result in a rate of $367.50 pf.
This chart cannot be used if the pensioner is of age pension age and has employment income.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
   Personal           up to                                        Partner's income per fortnight
    income
                       $780.00             $800.00            $900.00 $1,000.00 $1,100.00 $1,200.00                                    $1,300.00          $1,465.84
   $62.00              $411.50             $399.50            $339.50            $279.50            $219.50            $159.50              $99.50               $0.00
   $75.00               $405.00            $393.00            $333.00            $273.00            $213.00            $153.00              $93.00
  $100.00               $392.50            $380.50            $320.50            $260.50            $200.50            $140.50              $80.50
  $125.00               $380.00            $368.00            $308.00            $248.00            $188.00            $128.00              $68.00
  $150.00               $367.50            $355.50            $295.50            $235.50            $175.50            $115.50
  $200.00               $342.50            $330.50            $270.50            $210.50            $150.50              $90.50
  $225.00               $330.00            $318.00            $258.00            $198.00            $138.00              $78.00
  $250.00               $317.50            $305.50            $245.50            $185.50            $125.50              $65.50
  $275.00               $302.50            $290.50            $230.50            $170.50            $110.50
  $300.00               $287.50            $275.50            $215.50            $155.50              $95.50
  $325.00               $272.50            $260.50            $200.50            $140.50              $80.50
  $350.00               $257.50            $245.50            $185.50            $125.50              $65.50
  $375.00               $242.50            $230.50            $170.50            $110.50
  $400.00               $227.50            $215.50            $155.50              $95.50
  $425.00               $212.50            $200.50            $140.50              $80.50
  $450.00               $197.50            $185.50            $125.50
  $475.00               $182.50            $170.50            $110.50
                                                                              1. Allowance is affected at the rate of 60 cent for each dollar of
  $500.00               $167.50            $155.50              $95.50        partner's income above $780.00 p.f.
  $550.00               $137.50            $125.50              $65.50
                                                                              2. Allowance is affected by personal income at rate of 50 cents for
  $600.00               $107.50              $95.50                           each dollar above $62 p.f. and by 60 cents in each dollar above $250
  $650.00                 $77.50             $65.50                           p.f.

  $700.00                 $47.50             $35.50                           * TO USE TABLE Find level of person's income (left column) and
                                                                              level of partner's income (top row). The point of intersection (shaded
  $750.00                 $17.50                                              area) is that PERSON'S rate of allowance.
  $779.17                   $0.00

                                                          Allowance is not payable where COMBINED assets exceed
 Asset test
                                              Homeowner                        $252,500            Non-Homeowner                                $381,500
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
 ALLOWANCE INCOME TEST - SINGLE PERSON
Rate of Newstart Allowance, or Widow Allowance under the income test to single, separated, divorced or widowed persons aged 21
or more.
Pharmaceutical Allowance (PhA) is payable if the person is receiving:
(a) Sickness Allowance OR
(b) Widow Allowance and temporarily incapacitated OR
(c) Newstart Allowance and either temporarily incapacitated or have a partial capacity for work.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

      Income Test                                                                          Income Test                                                   PhA
                                              Standard               PhA                                                          Standard             included
                                                                                              (cont.)


 INCOME                INCOME                 RATE                RATE                 INCOME               INCOME                  RATE                RATE
  fortnightly            per year            fortnightly        fortnightly             fortnightly            per year           fortnightly         fortnightly


         62.00            1,612.00               456.00             462.00                  400.00           10,400.00                272.00              278.00

         Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                    450.00           11,700.00                242.00              248.00
                   income in excess of $62 p.f.
                                                                                            500.00           13,000.00                212.00              218.00

         80.00            2,080.00               447.00             453.00                  550.00           14,300.00                182.00              188.00

       100.00             2,600.00               437.00             443.00                  600.00           15,600.00                152.00              158.00

       150.00             3,900.00               412.00             418.00                  650.00           16,900.00                122.00              128.00

       200.00             5,200.00               387.00             393.00                  700.00           18,200.00                  92.00               98.00

       250.00             6,500.00               362.00             368.00                  750.00           19,500.00                  62.00               68.00

         Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                    800.00           20,800.00                  32.00               38.00
                  income in excess of $250 p.f.
                                                                                            853.34           22,186.84                     0.00               6.00

       300.00             7,800.00               332.00             338.00                  863.34           22,446.84                                        0.00

       350.00             9,100.00               302.00             308.00

                    Asset Test                                             Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
                                                                $178,000 (homeowner)                          $307,000 (non-homeowner)
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                           Centrelink
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ALLOWANCE INCOME TEST - SINGLE HIGHER RATE
Higher rate of Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance,Youth Allowance or Special Benefit under the income test to single, separated,
divorced or widowed person if:
  (a) aged 21 years or more with a dependent child aged at least 8 years old and REQUIRED to satisfy the Activity Test OR
  (b) aged 60 years or more after 9 months on payment.
Pharmaceutical Allowance (PhA) is payable if the person is temporarily incapacitated OR has a partial capacity for work OR aged 60
years or more after 9 months on payment.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                                             Aged 21 or           Aged 60 or                                                       Aged 21 or           Aged 60 or
                                            more with child        more & 9                 Income Test                           more with child      more & 9 mths
       Income Test                            (no PhA)             mths on                     (cont.)                              (no PhA)            on payment



 INCOME                INCOME                  RATE                RATE                 INCOME                INCOME                  RATE                RATE
  fortnightly            per year            fortnightly         fortnightly             fortnightly            per year            fortnightly          fortnightly


         62.00            1,612.00               493.30               499.30                  400.00          10,400.00                 309.30               315.30
          Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                     450.00          11,700.00                 279.30               285.30
                    income in excess of $62 p.f.
                                                                                              500.00          13,000.00                 249.30               255.30
         80.00            2,080.00               484.30               490.30                  550.00          14,300.00                 219.30               225.30
       100.00             2,600.00               474.30               480.30                  600.00          15,600.00                 189.30               195.30
       150.00             3,900.00               449.30               455.30                  650.00          16,900.00                 159.30               165.30
       200.00             5,200.00               424.30               430.30                  700.00          18,200.00                 129.30               135.30
       250.00             6,500.00               399.30               405.30                  750.00          19,500.00                    99.30             105.30
          Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                     800.00          20,800.00                    69.30               75.30
                   income in excess of $250 p.f.
                                                                                              850.00          22,100.00                    39.30               45.30
       300.00             7,800.00               369.30               375.30                  915.50          23,803.00                      0.00                6.00
       350.00             9,100.00               339.30               345.30                  925.50          24,063.00                                          0.00

       Asset Test                                                   Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
                                                                $178,000 (homeowner)                         $307,000 (non-homeowner)
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                              Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ALLOWANCE INCOME TEST - SINGLE PRINCIPAL CARER OF CHILD
Rate of Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance, Youth Allowance or Special Benefit under the income test to single, separated,
divorced or widowed person with a dependent child aged 8 years old or more and NOT REQUIRED to satisfy the Activity Test
because:
   (a) the person is a registered and active foster carer; or
   (b) the person is a home educator of that child; or
   (c) the person is a distance educator of that child; or
   (d) the person is the principal carer of 4 or more children.
Pharmaceutical Allowance is included.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                  per year                   fortnightly


                62.00                  1,612.00                       580.50                          450.00                11,700.00                         366.50

          Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                             500.00                13,000.00                         336.50
                    income in excess of $62 p.f.
                                                                                                      550.00                14,300.00                         306.50

              100.00                   2,600.00                       561.50                          600.00                15,600.00                         276.50

              150.00                   3,900.00                       536.50                          650.00                16,900.00                         246.50

              200.00                   5,200.00                       511.50                          700.00                18,200.00                         216.50

              250.00
              250 00                   6 500 00
                                       6,500.00                       486 50
                                                                      486.50                          750.00
                                                                                                      750 00                19 500 00
                                                                                                                            19,500.00                         186 50
                                                                                                                                                              186.50

          Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                             800.00                20,800.00                         156.50
                   income in excess of $250 p.f.
                                                                                                      850.00                22,100.00                         126.50

              300.00                   7,800.00                       456.50                          900.00                23,400.00                           96.50

              350.00                   9,100.00                       426.50                        1000.00                 26,000.00                           36.50

              400.00                 10,400.00                        396.50                        1060.84                 27,581.84                             0.00



            Asset Test                                                        Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
                                                             $178,000               (homeowner)                          $307,000              (non-homeowner)

Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
AUSTUDY - INCOME TEST - SINGLE
Rate of Austudy for single students aged 25 or over.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                               No Children                 With Children                                               No Children                With Children

     INCOME                         RATE                        RATE                         INCOME                        RATE                         RATE
      fortnightly                 fortnightly                 fortnightly                     fortnightly                 fortnightly                 fortnightly


              236.00                      377.00                      493.90                          500.00                      226.60                      343.50

          Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                             550.00                      196.60                      313.50
                   income in excess of $236 p.f.
                                                                                                      600.00                      166.60                      283.50

              240.00                      375.00                      491.90                          650.00                      136.60                      253.50

              260.00                      365.00                      481.90                          650.00                      136.60                      253.50

              280.00                      355.00                      471.90                          700.00                      106.60                      223.50

              300.00                      345.00                      461.90                          750.00                        76.60                     193.50

              316.00                      337.00                      453.90                          800.00                        46.60                     163.50

          Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                             850.00                        16.60                     133.50
                   income in excess of $316 p.f.
                                                                                                      877.67                          0.00                    116.90

              350.00                      316.60                      433.50                          900.00                                                  103.50

              400.00                      286.60                      403.50                        1072.50                                                       0.00

              450.00                      256.60                      373.50

                                                                              Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
             Asset Test
                                                                  $178,000              (homeowner)                      $307,000              (non- homeowner)

Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
AUSTUDY - INCOME TEST - PARTNERED
Rate of Austudy to a member of a couple who is studying.
Rate does not include Rent Assistance.

******** Subject to Partner Income Test *******
Excess Partner income above the Partner Income Free Area reduces rate by 60% taper. The Partner Income Free Area differs
depending on the age of the partner and whether of not they are in receipt of a Social Security Benefit.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                               No Children                 With Children                                               No Children                With Children

     INCOME                         RATE                        RATE                         INCOME                        RATE                         RATE
      fortnightly                 fortnightly                 fortnightly                     fortnightly                 fortnightly                 fortnightly


              236.00                      377.00                      413.90                          500.00                      226.60                      263.50

          Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                             550.00                      196.60                      233.50
                   income in excess of $236 p.f.
                                                                                                      600.00                      166.60                      203.50

              240.00                      375.00                      411.90                          650.00                      136.60                      173.50

              260.00                      365.00                      401.90                          650.00                      136.60                      173.50

              280.00
              280 00                      355.00
                                          355 00                      391.90
                                                                      391 90                          700.00
                                                                                                      700 00                      106.60
                                                                                                                                  106 60                      143.50
                                                                                                                                                              143 50

              300.00                      345.00                      381.90                          750.00                        76.60                     113.50

              316.00                      337.00                      373.90                          800.00                        46.60                       83.50

          Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                             850.00                        16.60                       53.50
                   income in excess of $316 p.f.
                                                                                                      877.67                          0.00                      36.90

              350.00                      316.60                      353.50                          900.00                                                    23.50

              400.00                      286.60                      323.50                          939.17                                                      0.00

              450.00                      256.60                      293.50

                                                                             Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
             Asset Test
                                                                  $252,500              (homeowner)                      $381,500              (non- homeowner)

Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - DSP UNDER AGE 21 - SINGLE
Rate of Disability Support Pension (DSP) under the income test to a single person aged under 21 without children.
Rates shown include the Pharmaceutical Allowance, but not Rent Assistance.
Rate is aged based and as to whether independent status has been satisfied.
Pension Supplement is not payable. Utility Allowance and Telephone Allowance are paid quarterly.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

                                                                16 - 20 yrs                                                                         16 - 20 yrs
                       16 - 17 yrs          18 - 20 yrs                                                     16 - 17 yrs          18 - 20 yrs
                                                               Independent                                                                         Independent



 INCOME                 RATE                 RATE                RATE                  INCOME                 RATE                RATE                 RATE
  fortnightly          fortnightly         fortnightly          fortnightly             fortnightly         fortnightly          fortnightly         fortnightly


       142.00              319.00               360.80              489.70                  700.00                 40.00               81.80             210.70

          (Rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00 of income                                     780.00                   0.00              41.80             170.70
                   in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                            750.00                                     56.80             185.70

       150.00              315.00               356.80              485.70                  800.00                                     31.80             160.70

       200.00
       200 00              290.00
                           290 00               331 80
                                                331.80              460 70
                                                                    460.70                  863.60
                                                                                            863 60                                       0.00
                                                                                                                                         0 00            128 90
                                                                                                                                                         128.90

       250.00              265.00               306.80              435.70                  850.00                                                       135.70

       300.00              240.00               281.80              410.70                  900.00                                                       110.70

       350.00              215.00               256.80              385.70                  950.00                                                          85.70

       400.00              190.00               231.80              360.70               1,000.00                                                           60.70

       450.00              165.00               206.80              335.70               1,050.00                                                           35.70

       500.00              140.00               181.80              310.70               1,121.40                                                             0.00

       550.00              115.00               156.80              285.70

       600.00                90.00              131.80              260.70

       650.00                65.00              106.80              235.70
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                          Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - DSP UNDER AGE 21 - SINGLE - SAVED
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND saved status applies.

Rate of Disability Support Pension (DSP) under the income test to a single person aged under 21 without children AND have
affecting income. Rate is aged based and as to whether independent status has been satisfied.
Rates shown include the Pharmaceutical Allowance, but not Rent Assistance.
Saved status continues to apply until the person either: (1) turns age 21, (2) no longer has affecting income, (3) has a dependent
child or (4) ceases to receive DSP.
Pension Supplement is not payable. Utility Allowance and Telephone Allowance are paid quarterly. Indexation: CPI only.



Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

                                           18 - 20 yrs          16 - 20 yrs                                                                          16 - 20 yrs
                       16 - 17 yrs                                                                          16 - 17 yrs         18 - 20 yrs
                                                               Independent                                                                          Independent


 INCOME                 RATE                 RATE                RATE                 INCOME                  RATE                RATE                RATE
  fortnightly          fortnightly         fortnightly          fortnightly            fortnightly          fortnightly         fortnightly          fortnightly


       142.00              319.00               360.80              489.70                  750.00                75.80              117.60              246.50

          (Rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00 of income                                     800.00                55.80                97.60             226.50
                   in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                            850.00                35.80                77.60             206.50

       150.00              315.80               357.60              486.50                  939.50                   0.00              41.80             170.70

       200.00              295.80               337.60              466.50                  900.00                                     57.60             186.50

       250.00              275.80               317.60              446.50                  950.00                                     37.60             166.50

       300.00              255.80               297.60              426.50              1,044.00                                         0.00            128.90

       350.00              235.80               277.60              406.50              1,000.00                                                         146.50

       400.00              215.80               257.60              386.50              1,050.00                                                         126.50

       450.00              195.80               237.60              366.50              1,100.00                                                         106.50

       500.00              175.80               217.60              346.50              1,150.00                                                           86.50

       550.00              155.80               197.60              326.50              1,200.00                                                           66.50

       600.00              135.80               177.60              306.50              1,250.00                                                           46.50

       650.00              115.80               157.60              286.50              1,300.00                                                           26.50

       700.00                95.80              137.60              266.50              1,366.25                                                              0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                          Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSET TEST - DSP UNDER AGE 21 - SINGLE - NOT INDEPENDENT
Rate of Disability Support Pension (DSP) under the assets test to a single person aged under 21 without children and living at
home.
Rate is aged based. Pension Supplement is not payable.
Rates shown include the Pharmaceutical Allowance, but not Rent Assistance.
Utility Allowance and Telephone Allowance are paid quarterly.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

                                          16 - 17 yrs           18 - 20 yrs                                                      16 - 17 yrs         18 - 20 yrs



 ASSETS               ASSETS                 RATE                RATE                  ASSETS              ASSETS                 RATE                 RATE
                         non-                                                                                 non-
 homeowner                                 fortnightly          fortnightly           homeowner                                 fortnightly          fortnightly
                      homeowner                                                                            homeowner

    178,000              307,000                319.00              360.80                300,000             429,000                136.00              177.80

         (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                 320,000             449,000                106.00              147.80
                   in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                          340,000             469,000                  76.00             117.80

    180,000              309,000                316.00              357.80                360,000             489,000                  46.00               87.80

    200,000
       ,                 329,000
                            ,                   286.00              327.80                380,000
                                                                                             ,                509,000
                                                                                                                 ,                     16.00               57.80

    210,000              339,000                271.00              312.80                390,750             519,750                    0.00              41.68

    220,000              349,000                256.00              297.80                400,000             529,000                                      27.80

    230,000              359,000                241.00              282.80                418,750             547,750                                         0.00

    240,000              369,000                226.00              267.80

    250,000              379,000                211.00              252.80

    260,000              389,000                196.00              237.80

    270,000              399,000                181.00              222.80

    280,000              409,000                166.00              207.80

    290,000              419,000                151.00              192.80
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                           Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSET TEST - DSP UNDER AGE 21 - SINGLE - INDEPENDENT
Rate of Disability Support Pension (DSP) under the assets test to a single person aged under 21 without children and independent.
Pension Supplement is not payable.
Rates shown include the Pharmaceutical Allowance, but not Rent Assistance.
Utility Allowance and Telephone Allowance are paid quarterly.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                    homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            178,000                     307,000                       489.70                        300,000                     429,000                       306.70

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         310,000                     439,000                       291.70
                     in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                    320,000                     449,000                       276.70

            180,000                     309,000                       486.70                        330,000                     459,000                       261.70

            190,000                     319,000                       471.70                        340,000                     469,000                       246.70

            200,000                     329,000                       456.70                        350,000                     479,000                       231.70

            210,000                     339,000                       441.70                        360,000                     489,000                       216.70

            220,000                     349,000                       426.70                        370,000                     499,000                       201.70

            230,000                     359,000                       411.70                        380,000                     509,000                       186.70

            240,000                     369,000                       396.70                        400,000                     529,000                       156.70

            250,000                     379,000                       381.70                        420,000                     549,000                       126.70

            260,000                     389,000                       366.70                        440,000                     569,000                         96.70

            270,000                     399,000                       351.70                        460,000                     589,000                         66.70

            280,000                     409,000                       336.70                        480,000                     609,000                         36.70

            290,000                     419,000                       321.70                        504,500                     633,500                           0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - DSP UNDER AGE 21 - PARTNERED
Rate of Disability Support Pension (DSP) under the income test to a member of a couple, where one partner is on a Disability Support
Pension, is under age 21 and NO CHILDREN.
Rates shown include the Pharmaceutical Allowance, but not Rent Assistance.
Rate does not include full Pension Supplement. Utility Allowance and Telephone Allowance is paid quarterly.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                combined p.f.                     fortnightly                  per year                 combined p.f.


              248.00                   6,448.00                       483.60                          950.00                24,700.00                         308.10

                  (Rate reduces by 25c for each $1.00                                              1,000.00                 26,000.00                         295.60
                 of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   1,050.00                 27,300.00                         283.10

              300.00                   7,800.00                       470.60                       1,100.00                 28,600.00                         270.60

              350.00                   9,100.00                       458.10                       1,150.00                 29,900.00                         258.10

              400.00                 10,400.00                        445.60                       1,200.00                 31,200.00                         245.60

              450.00                 11,700.00                        433.10                       1,300.00                 33,800.00                         220.60

              500.00                 13,000.00                        420.60                       1,400.00                 36,400.00                         195.60

              550.00                 14,300.00                        408.10                       1,500.00                 39,000.00                         170.60

              600.00                 15,600.00                        395.60                       1,600.00                 41,600.00                         145.60

              650.00                 16,900.00                        383.10                       1,700.00                 44,200.00                         120.60

              700.00                 18,200.00                        370.60                       1,800.00                 46,800.00                           95.60

              750.00                 19,500.00                        358.10                       1,900.00                 49,400.00                           70.60

              800.00                 20,800.00                        345.60                       2,000.00                 52,000.00                           45.60

              850.00                 22,100.00                        333.10                       2,100.00                 54,600.00                           20.60

              900.00                 23,400.00                        320.60                       2,182.40                 56,742.40                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - DSP UNDER AGE 21 - PARTNERED - SAVED
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND saved status applies.

Rate of pension under the income test to a member of a couple, where one partner is on a Disability Support Pension (DSP) and is
under age 21, have NO CHILDREN and have affecting income.
Rates shown include the Pharmaceutical Allowance, but not Rent Assistance.
Rate does not include full Pension Supplement.
Saved status continues to apply until the person either: (1) turns age 21, (2) no longer has affecting income, (3) has a dependent child
or (4) ceases to receive DSP.Utility Allowance and Telephone Allowance is paid quarterly.
Pension Supplement is not payable. Utility Allowance and Telephone Allowance are paid quarterly.



Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                combined p.f.                     fortnightly                  per year                 combined p.f.


              248.00                   6,448.00                       483.60                       1,200.00                 31,200.00                         293.20

                  (Rate reduces by 20c for each $1.00                                              1,300.00                 33,800.00                         273.20
                 of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   1,400.00                 36,400.00                         253.20

              300.00                   7,800.00                       473.20                       1,500.00                 39,000.00                         233.20

              350.00                   9,100.00                       463.20                       1,600.00                 41,600.00                         213.20

              400.00                 10,400.00                        453.20                       1,700.00                 44,200.00                         193.20

              450 00
              450.00                 11 700 00
                                     11,700.00                        443 20
                                                                      443.20                       1 800 00
                                                                                                   1,800.00                 46 800 00
                                                                                                                            46,800.00                         173 20
                                                                                                                                                              173.20

              500.00                 13,000.00                        433.20                       1,900.00                 49,400.00                         153.20

              550.00                 14,300.00                        423.20                       2,000.00                 52,000.00                         133.20

              600.00                 15,600.00                        413.20                       2,100.00                 54,600.00                         113.20

              650.00                 16,900.00                        403.20                       2,200.00                 57,200.00                           93.20

              700.00                 18,200.00                        393.20                       2,300.00                 59,800.00                           73.20

              800.00                 20,800.00                        373.20                       2,400.00                 62,400.00                           53.20

              900.00                 23,400.00                        353.20                       2,500.00                 65,000.00                           33.20

            1000.00                  26,000.00                        333.20                       2,600.00                 67,600.00                           13.20

            1100.00                  28,600.00                        313.20                       2,666.00                 69,316.00                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - DSP UNDER 21 - PARTNERED
Rate of pension under the assets test to a member of a couple where one partner is on a Disability Support Pension, is under age 21
and NO CHILDREN.
Rates shown include the Pharmaceutical Allowance, but not Rent Assistance.
Rate does not include full Pension Supplement. Utility Allowance and Telephone Allowance is paid quarterly.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                    homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                       483.60                        525,000                     654,000                       279.23

           (Rate reduces by $0.75 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         550,000                     679,000                       260.48
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    575,000                     704,000                       241.73

            260,000                     389,000                       477.98                        600,000                     729,000                       222.98

            280,000                     409,000                       462.98                        625,000                     754,000                       204.23

            300,000                     429,000                       447.98                        650,000                     779,000                       185.48

            320 000
            320,000                     449,000
                                        449 000                       432.98
                                                                      432 98                        675 000
                                                                                                    675,000                     804 000
                                                                                                                                804,000                       166.73
                                                                                                                                                              166 73

            340,000                     469,000                       417.98                        700,000                     829,000                       147.98

            360,000                     489,000                       402.98                        725,000                     854,000                       129.23

            380,000                     509,000                       387.98                        750,000                     879,000                       110.48

            400,000                     529,000                       372.98                        775,000                     904,000                         91.73

            420,000                     549,000                       357.98                        800,000                     929,000                         72.98

            440,000                     569,000                       342.98                        825,000                     954,000                         54.23

            460,000                     589,000                       327.98                        875,000                 1,004,000                           16.73

            480,000                     609,000                       312.98                        897,500                 1,026,500                             0.00

            500,000                     629,000                       297.98
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
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YOUTH ALLOWANCE - SINGLE - UNDER 21 - JOBSEEKER
Rate of Youth Allowance for single job seekers under age 21.
Personal income test.
Subject to Parental Income Test (PIT), Parental Asset Test (PAT) and Family Actual Means Test (FAMT), if not independent.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

                                           18 - 20 yrs          16 - 20 yrs                                                     18 - 24 yrs          16 - 24 yrs
   Income              16 - 17 yrs                                                      Income               16 - 17 yrs
                                            At Home             Away from                                                        At Home             Away from
                        At Home                                                                               At Home
                                                                  Home                    Test                                                         Home


 INCOME                 RATE                 RATE                RATE                  INCOME                 RATE                RATE                 RATE
  fortnightly          fortnightly         fortnightly          fortnightly             fortnightly         fortnightly          fortnightly         fortnightly


         62.00             206.30               248.10              377.00                  300.00                 82.30             124.10               253.00

         Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                    350.00                 52.30               94.10              223.00
                   income in excess of $62 p.f.
                                                                                            400.00                 22.30               64.10              193.00

         75.00             199.80               241.60              370.50                  437.17                   0.00              41.80              170.70

       100.00              187.30               229.10              358.00                  450.00                                     34.10              163.00

       125.00              174.80               216.60              345.50                  500.00                                       4.10             133.00

       150.00              162.30               204.10              333.00                  506.84                                       0.00             128.90

       175.00              149.80               191.60              320.50                  550.00                                                        103.00

       200.00              137.30               179.10              308.00                  600.00                                                          73.00

       225.00              124.80               166.60              295.50                  650.00                                                          43.00

       250.00              112.30               154.10              283.00                  700.00                                                          13.00

         Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                    721.67                                                            0.00
                  income in excess of $250 p.f.




                   Asset Test                                                 Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
                                                                $178,000             (homeowner) $307,000 (non-homeowner)
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                           Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
YOUTH ALLOWANCE - SINGLE - STUDENT
Rate of Youth Allowance for single students under age 25..
Personal income test.
Subject to Parental Income Test (PIT), Parental Asset Test (PAT) and Family Actual Means Test (FAMT), if not independent.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

   Income              16 - 17 yrs                              16 - 24 yrs                                 16 - 17 yrs                              16 - 24 yrs
                                           18 - 24 yrs                                                                           18 - 24 yrs
                        At Home                                 Away from                                    At Home                                 Away from
     Test                                   At Home                                                                               At Home
                                                                  Home

 INCOME                 RATE                 RATE                RATE                  INCOME                 RATE                RATE                 RATE
  fortnightly          fortnightly         fortnightly          fortnightly             fortnightly         fortnightly          fortnightly         fortnightly


       236.00              206.30               248.10              377.00                  380.00               127.90              169.70               298.60

         Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                    400.00               115.90              157.70               286.60
                  income in excess of $236 p.f.
                                                                                            450.00                 85.90             127.70               256.60

       240.00              204.30               246.10              375.00                  500.00                 55.90               97.70              226.60

       260.00              194.30               236.10              365.00                  550.00                 25.90               67.70              196.60

       280.00              184.30               226.10              355.00                  593.17                   0.00              41.80              170.70

       300.00              174.30               216.10              345.00                  600.00                                     37.70              166.60

       316.00              166.30               208.10              337.00                  650.00                                       7.70             136.60

         Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                    662.84                                       0.00             128.90
                  income in excess of $316 p.f.
                                                                                            700.00                                                        106.60

       320.00              163.90               205.70              334.60                  800.00                                                          46.60

       340.00              151.90               193.70              322.60                  850.00                                                          16.60

       360.00              139.90               181.70              310.60                  877.67                                                            0.00

                                                                       Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
                Asset Test
                                                                $178,000 (homeowner) $307,000            (non-homeowner)
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                           Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
YOUTH ALLOWANCE - COUPLE - UNDER 21 - JOBSEEKER
Rate of Youth Allowance to a member of a couple aged under 21.
Rate does not include Rent Assistance.

******** Partner Income Test.
Excess Partner income above the Partner Income Free Area reduces rate by 60% taper. The Partner Income Free Area differs
depending on the age of the partner and whether of not they are in receipt of a Social Security Benefit.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                               No Children                With Children                                                No Children                       With


     INCOME                         RATE                        RATE                         INCOME                        RATE                         RATE
      fortnightly                 fortnightly                 fortnightly                     fortnightly                 fortnightly                 fortnightly


                62.00                     377.00                      413.90                          350.00                      223.00                      259.90

          Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                             400.00                      193.00                      229.90
                    income in excess of $62 p.f.
                                                                                                      450.00                      163.00                      199.90

                75.00                     370.50                      407.40                          500.00                      133.00                      169.90

              100.00                      358.00                      394.90                          500.00                      133.00                      169.90

              125 00
              125.00                      345 50
                                          345.50                      382 40
                                                                      382.40                          550 00
                                                                                                      550.00                      103 00
                                                                                                                                  103.00                      139 90
                                                                                                                                                              139.90

              150.00                      333.00                      369.90                          600.00                        73.00                     109.90

              175.00                      320.50                      357.40                          650.00                        43.00                       79.90

              200.00                      308.00                      344.90                          700.00                        13.00                       49.90

              250.00                      283.00                      319.90                          721.67                          0.00                      36.90

          Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                             750.00                                                    19.90
                   income in excess of $250 p.f.
                                                                                                      783.17                                                      0.00

              300.00                      253.00                      289.90

          Asset Test                                                      Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
                                                                  $252,500              (homeowner)                      $381,500              (non- homeowner)

Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
YOUTH ALLOWANCE - COUPLE - STUDENT
Rate of Youth Allowance to a member of a couple under age 25 and studying.
Rate does not include Rent Assistance.

******** Subject to Partner Income Test *******
Excess Partner income above the Partner Income Free Area reduces rate by 60% taper. The Partner Income Free Area differs
depending on the age of the partner and whether of not they are in receipt of a Social Security Benefit.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                                No Children                With Children                                                No Children                With Children

     INCOME                         RATE                        RATE                         INCOME                        RATE                         RATE
      fortnightly                 fortnightly                 fortnightly                     fortnightly                 fortnightly                 fortnightly


              236.00                      377.00                      413.90                          500.00                      226.60                      263.50

          Allowance reduces by 50 cents for each $1.00 of                                             550.00                      196.60                      233.50
                   income in excess of $236 p.f.
                                                                                                      600.00                      166.60                      203.50

              240.00                      375.00                      411.90                          650.00                      136.60                      173.50

              260.00                      365.00                      401.90                          650.00                      136.60                      173.50

              280.00                      355.00                      391.90                          700.00                      106.60                      143.50

              300.00                      345.00                      381.90                          750.00                        76.60                     113.50

              316.00                      337.00                      373.90                          800.00                        46.60                       83.50

          Allowance reduces by 60 cents for each $1.00 of                                             850.00                        16.60                       53.50
                   income in excess of $316 p.f.
                                                                                                      877.67                          0.00                      36.90

              350.00                      316.60                      353.50                          900.00                                                    23.50

              400.00                      286.60                      323.50                          939.17                                                      0.00

              450.00                      256.60                      293.50

                                                                             Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
             Asset Test
                                                                  $252,500              (homeowner)                      $381,500              (non- homeowner)

Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
PARENTING PAYMENT PARTNERED - INCOME TEST
 Can only be paid to one member of a couple (including defacto marriage).
 Payable until youngest child turns 6 years old, if granted on or after 1 July 2006.
 Pharmaceutical Allowance is payable to a person aged 60 or more and who has been in receipt of payments for at least 9 months.
 ** IF PARTNER IS RECEIVING A PENSION ** apply 50% of the combined income of you and your partner as 'personal income p.f.'
 e.g. 50% of combined income of $300 p.f. (i.e. $150 p.f.) will result in a rate of $367.50 p.f.
 This chart cannot be used if the pensioner is of age pension age and has employment income.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
   Personal             up to                                      Partner's income per fortnight
  income p.f.
                        $780.00            $800.00            $900.00 $1,000.00 $1,100.00 $1,200.00 $1,300.00 $1,465.84
   $62.00               $411.50            $399.50            $339.50    $279.50        $219.50          $159.50          $99.50           $0.00
   $75.00               $405.00            $393.00            $333.00    $273.00        $213.00          $153.00          $93.00
  $100.00               $392.50            $380.50            $320.50    $260.50        $200.50          $140.50          $80.50
  $125.00               $380.00            $368.00            $308.00    $248.00        $188.00          $128.00          $68.00
  $150.00               $367.50            $355.50            $295.50    $235.50        $175.50          $115.50
  $175.00               $355.00            $343.00            $283.00    $223.00        $163.00          $103.00
  $200.00               $342.50            $330.50            $270.50    $210.50        $150.50           $90.50
  $225.00               $330.00            $318.00            $258.00    $198.00        $138.00           $78.00
  $250.00               $317.50            $305.50            $245.50    $185.50        $125.50           $65.50
  $275.00               $302.50            $290.50            $230.50    $170.50        $110.50
  $300.00               $287.50            $275.50            $215.50    $155.50          $95.50
  $325.00               $272.50            $260.50            $200.50    $140.50          $80.50
  $350.00               $257.50            $245.50            $185.50    $125.50          $65.50
  $375.00               $242.50            $230.50            $170.50    $110.50
  $400.00               $227.50            $215.50            $155.50      $95.50
  $425.00               $212.50            $200.50            $140.50      $80.50
  $450.00               $197.50            $185.50            $125.50
                                                                        1. Allowance is affected at the rate of 60 cent for each dollar of
  $500.00               $167.50            $155.50             $95.50 partner's income above $780.00 p.f.
  $550.00               $137.50            $125.50             $65.50
                                                                        2. Allowance is affected by personal income at rate of 50 cents for
  $600.00               $107.50             $95.50             $35.50 each dollar above $62 p.f. and by 60 cents in each dollar above
  $650.00                $77.50             $65.50                             $250 p.f.

  $700.00                $47.50             $35.50                             * TO USE TABLE Find level of person's income (left column) and
  $750.00                $17.50                                                level of partner's income (top row). The point of intersection
                                                                               (shaded area) is that PERSON'S rate of allowance.
  $779.17                 $0.00

 Asset test                                         Allowance is not payable where COMBINED assets exceed
                                              Homeowner                      $252,500                    Non-Homeowner                         $381,500
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                              Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - PARENTING PAYMENT SINGLE
Rate of pension under the income test to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed persons with qualifying child.
Rates shown include the Pharmaceutical Allowance, but not Rent Assistance.
Allowable income threshold is increased by up to $24.60 per fortnight for each dependent child of the pensioner.
Payable until youngest child turns 8 years old, if payment commenced on or after 1 July 2006.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
 INCOME               INCOME                RATE               RATE                    INCOME               INCOME                RATE               RATE
                                            1 child          2 children                                                           1 child          2 children
  fortnightly           per year           fortnightly          fortnightly             fortnightly           per year           fortnightly         fortnightly

       166.60           4,331.60                580.50              580.50                  700.00 18,200.00                         367.14               376.98

          (Rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00 of income
                                                                                            750.00 19,500.00                         347.14               356.98
                     in excess of threshold)
                                                                                            800.00 20,800.00                         327.14               336.98

       191.20           4,971.20                570.66              580.50                  850.00 22,100.00                         307.14               316.98

       200.00           5,200.00                567.14              576.98                  950.00 24,700.00                         267.14               276.98

       250.00           6,500.00                547.14              556.98               1,000.00 26,000.00                          247.14               256.98

       300.00           7,800.00                527.14              536.98               1,100.00 28,600.00                          207.14               216.98

       350.00           9,100.00                507.14              516.98               1,200.00 31,200.00                          167.14               176.98

       400.00 10,400.00                         487.14              496.98               1,300.00 33,800.00                          127.14               136.98

       450.00 11,700.00                         467.14              476.98               1,400.00 36,400.00                            87.14                96.98

       500.00 13,000.00                         447.14              456.98               1,500.00 39,000.00                            47.14                56.98

       550.00 14,300.00                         427.14              436.98               1,600.00 41,600.00                               7.14              16.98

       600.00 15,600.00                         407.14              416.98               1,617.85 42,064.10                               0.00                9.84

       650.00 16,900.00                         387.14              396.98               1,642.45 42,703.70                                                   0.00

     Asset Test                                                            Allowance is not payable where assets exceed:
                                                               $178,000 (homeowner)                        $307,000 (non-homeowner)
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                           Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
RENT ASSISTANCE
Rent Assistance for families with children is usually paid with Family Tax Benefit.
Rent Assistance is not paid:
- to people paying rent to a government housing authority (exception - subtenants may qualify)
- for residents of Commonwealth funded nursing homes and hostels
- to single disability support pensioners under 21, without dependants, living with parents
- to other single people under 25, living with parents
Special rules apply to single sharers, people who pay board and lodgings or live in a retirement village.
Rent Certificates are required to verify rent where a customer does not have a formal written tenancy
agreement or is not named as a tenant on a formal written tenancy agreement.
* includes respite care and partner in gaol.



Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                                                                                                                   Rent required
                                                                          Maximum
Family Situation (no children) p.f.                                       Payment
                                                                                                Threshold*         for maximum
                                                                                                                     payment

Single                                                                      111.80                 99.40                 248.47

Single Sharer                                                                74.53                 99.40                 198.77

Couple                                                                      105.40                 162.00                302.53

Couple Illness Separated (each)                                             111.80                 99.40                 248.47

Couple Temporarily Separated (each)                                         105.40                 99.40                 239.93
                                 * no rent assistance payable unless rent paid is above this amount.


    How to calculate Rent Assistance payable!                        Calculate your own rate of Rent Assistance
example.

   Single pensioner paying private rent of $100.00 per week.          Enter your family situation: __________________

Maximum Payment p.f.                               $111.80            Enter Maximum Payment rate            __________

Calculation                                                           Calculation

Rent Paid p.f.                      200.00                            Enter rent paid p.f.   _________

less Threshold                       99.40                            less Threshold     -   _________

Excess                              100.60                            Calculate excess       _________

75% of excess                                      $75.45             75% of excess                                  __________

    Rent Assistance payable =                      $75.45                 Rent Assistance payable =                  _________
           (lower of maximum rate or 75% of excess)                              (lower of maximum rate or 75% of excess)
RENT ASSISTANCE                                         continued


                                                                                             Maximum                                             Rent required
 Family Situation (with children)                                                            Payment                    Threshold*               for maximum
                                                                                               p.f.                                                payment

 Single, 1 or 2 children                                                                       131.32                      130.90                      305.99

 Single, 3 or more children                                                                    148.40                      130.90                      328.77

 Couple, 1 or 2 children                                                                       131.32                      193.62                      368.71

 Couple, 3 or more children                                                                    148.40                      193.62                      391.49
           Couple Temporarily Separated; 1 or 2
       children; (Partner in gaol, illness separated                                           131.32                      130.90                      305.99
               couple, respite care couple)
         Couple Temporarily Separated; 3 or more
        children (Partner in gaol, illness separated                                           148.40                      130.90                      328.77
                couple, respite care couple)




                                                                                                                                                                Centrelink
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RENT ASSISTANCE - NO CHILDREN
Rent Assistance is not paid:
 - to people paying rent to a government housing authority (exception - subtenants may qualify)
 - for residents of Commonwealth funded nursing homes and hostels
 - to single disability support pensioners under 21, without dependants, living with parents
 - to other single people under 25, living with parents
 Special rules apply to single sharers, people who pay board and lodgings or live in a retirement village.
 Rent Certificates are required to verify rent where a customer does not have a formal written tenancy agreement or
 is not named as a tenant on a formal written tenancy agreement.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                                    Single                   Single                     Temporary                     Illness                    Couple
     Rent Paid
                                    Sharer                 No Children                  Separated                   Separated                  No Children
       p.f.
                                     p.f.                      p.f.                     Couple p.f.                 Couple p.f.                    p.f.
        90.00                                0.00                        0.00                        0.00                        0.00                        0.00
       100.00                                0.45                        0.45                        0.45                        0.45                        0.00
       110.00                                7.95                        7.95                        7.95                        7.95                        0.00
       120.00                               15.45                       15.45                       15.45                       15.45                        0.00
       130.00                               22.95                       22.95                       22.95                       22.95                        0.00
       140.00                               30.45                       30.45                       30.45                       30.45                        0.00
       150.00                               37.95                       37.95                       37.95                       37.95                        0.00
       160.00                               45.45                       45.45                       45.45                       45.45                        0.00
       170.00                               52.95                       52.95                       52.95                       52.95                        6.00
       180 00
       180.00                               60 45
                                            60.45                       60 45
                                                                        60.45                       60 45
                                                                                                    60.45                       60 45
                                                                                                                                60.45                       13 50
                                                                                                                                                            13.50
       190.00                               67.95                       67.95                       67.95                       67.95                       21.00
       198.77                               74.53                       74.53                       74.53                       74.53                       27.58
       200.00                                                          75.45                       75.45                       75.45                        28.50
       210.00                                                          82.95                       82.95                       82.95                        36.00
       220.00                                                          90.45                       90.45                       90.45                        43.50
       230.00                                                          97.95                       97.95                       97.95                        51.00
       239.93                                                         105.40                      105.40                      105.40                        58.45
       240.00                                                         105.45                                                  105.45                        58.50
       248.47                                                         111.80                                                  111.80                        64.85
       260.00                                                                                                                                              73.50
       280.00                                                                                                                                              88.50
       300.00                                                                                                                                             103.50
       302.53                                                                                                                                             105.40
                                                                                                                                                             Centrelink
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RENT ASSISTANCE - WITH CHILDREN
 Rent Assistance for families with children is usually paid with Family Tax Benefit.
 Rent Assistance is not paid to people paying rent to a government housing authority (exception - subtenants may qualify)
 Special rules apply to people who pay board and lodgings or live in a retirement village.
 Rent Certificates are required to verify rent where a customer does not have a formal written tenancy agreement or is
 not named as a tenant on a formal written tenancy agreement.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
                                          Single                           Single                           Couple                          Couple
        Rent Paid
                                       1-2 Children                      3 or More                       1-2 Children                      3 or More
          p.f.
                                            p.f.                        Children p.f.                         p.f.                        Children p.f.
         130.00                                       0.00                             0.00                             0.00                             0.00
         140.00                                       6.83                             6.83                             0.00                             0.00
         150.00                                      14.33                            14.33                             0.00                             0.00
         160.00                                      21.83                            21.83                             0.00                             0.00
         170.00                                      29.33                            29.33                             0.00                             0.00
         180.00                                      36.83                            36.83                             0.00                             0.00
         190.00                                      44.33                            44.33                             0.00                             0.00
         200.00                                      51.83                            51.83                             4.79                             4.79
         210.00                                      59.33                            59.33                            12.29                            12.29
         220.00                                      66.83                            66.83                            19.79                            19.79
         230 00
         230.00                                      74 33
                                                     74.33                            74.33
                                                                                      74 33                            27 29
                                                                                                                       27.29                            27 29
                                                                                                                                                        27.29
         240.00                                      81.83                            81.83                            34.79                            34.79
         250.00                                      89.33                            89.33                            42.29                            42.29
         260.00                                      96.83                            96.83                            49.79                            49.79
         270.00                                     104.33                           104.33                            57.29                            57.29
         280.00                                     111.83                           111.83                            64.79                            64.79
         300.00                                     126.83                           126.83                            79.79                            79.79
         305.99                                     131.32                           131.32                            84.28                            84.28
         320.00                                                                      141.83                            94.79                            94.79
         328.77                                                                      148.40                           101.36                           101.36
         340.00                                                                                                       109.79                           109.79
         360.00                                                                                                       124.79                           124.79
         368.71                                                                                                       131.32                           131.32
         380.00                                                                                                       131.32                           139.79
         391.49                                                                                                                                        148.40
                                                                                                                                                          Centrelink
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INCOME TEST - WAR WIDOW - INCOME SUPPORT SUPPLEMENT
Rate of Income Support Supplement (ISS) payable through DVA under the income test to a widow receiving War Widows Pension
(WWP) of $679.00 p.f. Rates shown do not include Rent Assistance.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
  Other than WWP              Other than WWP                                              Other than WWP              Other than WWP
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly

                   0.00                        0.00                   202.50                          520.00                 13,520.00                        143.40

              401.80                 10,446.80                        202.50                          530.00                 13,780.00                        138.40

           Rate of pension cannot exceed capped amount
                                                                                                      540.00                 14,040.00                        133.40

             (Capped rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00
                                                                                                      560.00                 14,560.00                        123.40
              of income in excess of the above income)
                                                                                                      580.00                 15,080.00                        113.40

              410.00                 10,660.00                        198.40                          600.00                 15,600.00                        103.40

              420.00                 10,920.00                        193.40                          620.00                 16,120.00                          93.40

              430.00                 11,180.00                        188.40                          640.00                 16,640.00                          83.40

              440.00                 11,440.00                        183.40                          660.00                 17,160.00                          73.40

              450.00                 11,700.00                        178.40                          680.00                 17,680.00                          63.40

              460.00                 11,960.00                        173.40                          700.00                 18,200.00                          53.40

              470.00                 12,220.00                        168.40                          720.00                 18,720.00                          43.40

              480.00                 12,480.00                        163.40                          740.00                 19,240.00                          33.40

              490.00                 12,740.00                        158.40                          746.40                 19,406.40                          30.20

              500.00                 13,000.00                        153.40                  Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached

              510.00                 13,260.00                        148.40                          806.80                 20,976.80                                0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - WAR WIDOW - INCOME SUPPORT SUPPLEMENT
Rate of Income Support Supplement (ISS) payable through DVA under the assets test to a widow receiving a War Widows Pension
(WWP) of $679.00 p.f. from DVA. Rates shown do not include Rent Assistance.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                        ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                   homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly

            178,000                     307,000                       202.50                       540,000                     669,000                       128.90

            490,750                     619,750                       202.50                       545,000                     674,000                       121.40

               (Rate reduces by $1.50 pf. per $1000 of
                                                                                                   550,000                     679,000                       113.90
                 assets in excess of the above limits)
                                                                                                   555,000                     684,000                       106.40

            492,000                     621,000                       200.90                       560,000                     689,000                         98.90

            494,000                     623,000                       197.90                       565,000                     694,000                         91.40

            496,000
             96,000                     625,000
                                        6 5,000                       194.90
                                                                       9 90                        570,000
                                                                                                   5 0,000                     699,000                         83.90
                                                                                                                                                               83 90

            498,000                     627,000                       191.90                       575,000                     704,000                         76.40

            500,000                     629,000                       188.90                       580,000                     709,000                         68.90

            505,000                     634,000                       181.40                       585,000                     714,000                         61.40

            510,000                     639,000                       173.90                       590,000                     719,000                         53.90

            515,000                     644,000                       166.40                       595,000                     724,000                         46.40

            520,000                     649,000                       158.90                       600,000                     729,000                         38.90

            525,000                     654,000                       151.40                       606,000                     735,000                         30.20

            530,000                     659,000                       143.90                  Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached

            535,000                     664,000                       136.40                       626,000                     755,000                            0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - WAR WIDOW - ISS - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of Income Support Supplement (ISS) payable through DVA under the income test to a widow receiving War Widows Pension
(WWP) of $679.00 p.f. Rates shown do not include Rent Assistance.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
  Other than WWP              Other than WWP                                              Other than WWP              Other than WWP
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly

                   0.00                        0.00                   202.50                          670.00                 17,420.00                        142.10

              519.00                 13,494.00                        202.50                          690.00                 17,940.00                        134.10

           Rate of pension cannot exceed capped amount
                                                                                                      710.00                 18,460.00                        126.10

             (Capped rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00
                                                                                                      730.00                 18,980.00                        118.10
              of income in excess of the above income)
                                                                                                      750.00                 19,500.00                        110.10

              520.00                 13,520.00                        202.10                          770.00                 20,020.00                        102.10

              530.00
              530 00                 13,780.00
                                     13 780 00                        198.10
                                                                      198 10                          790.00
                                                                                                      790 00                 20,540.00
                                                                                                                             20 540 00                          94.10
                                                                                                                                                                94 10

              540.00                 14,040.00                        194.10                          810.00                 21,060.00                          86.10

              550.00                 14,300.00                        190.10                          830.00                 21,580.00                          78.10

              560.00                 14,560.00                        186.10                          850.00                 22,100.00                          70.10

              570.00                 14,820.00                        182.10                          870.00                 22,620.00                          62.10

              580.00                 15,080.00                        178.10                          890.00                 23,140.00                          54.10

              590.00                 15,340.00                        174.10                          910.00                 23,660.00                          46.10

              610.00                 15,860.00                        166.10                          949.75                 24,693.50                          30.20

              630.00                 16,380.00                        158.10                              Minimum rate until cutoff is reached

              650.00                 16,900.00                        150.10                        1025.25                  26,656.50                                0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - WAR WIDOW - ISS - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of Income Support Supplement (ISS) payable through DVA under the assets test to a widow receiving a War Widows Pension
(WWP) of $679.00 p.f. from DVA. Rates shown do not include Rent Assistance.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                    homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly

            178,000                     307,000                       202.50                        510,000                     639,000                       126.90

            459,500                     588,500                       202.50                        515,000                     644,000                       119.40

                (Rate reduces by $1.50 pf. per $1000 of
                                                                                                    520,000                     649,000                       111.90
                  assets in excess of the above limits)
                                                                                                    525,000                     654,000                       104.40

            462,000                     591,000                       198.90                        530,000                     659,000                         96.90

            464,000                     593,000                       195.90                        535,000                     664,000                         89.40

            466,000                     595,000                       192.90                        540,000                     669,000                         81.90

            468,000                     597,000                       189.90                        545,000                     674,000                         74.40

            470,000                     599,000                       186.90                        550,000                     679,000                         66.90

            475,000                     604,000                       179.40                        555,000                     684,000                         59.40

            480,000                     609,000                       171.90                        560,000                     689,000                         51.90

            485,000                     614,000                       164.40                        565,000                     694,000                         44.40

            490,000                     619,000                       156.90                        570,000                     699,000                         36.90

            495,000                     624,000                       149.40                        574,500                     703,500                         30.20

            500,000                     629,000                       141.90                              Minimum rate until cutoff is reached

            505,000                     634,000                       134.40                        594,750                     723,750                           0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - ONE A WAR WIDOW(ER)
Rate of Income Support Supplement (ISS) payable through DVA under the income test to the widow(er) receiving War Widow(er)
Pension (WWP) of $679.00 p.f. from DVA. ISS rate is capped.
Partner receiving Age Pension or Service Pension. The WWP counts as income when calculating the rate of the recipient's ISS
and partner's Age or Service pension. Rates shown do not include Rent Assistance.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

 INCOME               INCOME                 RATE                RATE                  INCOME              INCOME                 RATE                 RATE
  Other than           Other than            WWP                                        Other than          Other than             WWP
                                                                  Partner                                                                               Partner
    WWP                  WWP                Recipient                                     WWP                 WWP                 Recipient
  fortnightly           per year           fortnightly          fortnightly             fortnightly           per year           fortnightly         fortnightly

           0.00                 0.00            202.50              398.75                  700.00 18,200.00                         202.50               223.75
Partner rate reduces by 25c for each $1.00 of combined income                               750.00 19,500.00                         202.50               211.25
         50.00          1,300.00                202.50              386.25                  785.00 20,410.00                         202.50               202.50
       100.00           2,600.00                202.50              373.75                           WWP Recipient's rate starts to reduce

       150.00           3,900.00                202.50              361.25                  800.00 20,800.00                         198.75               198.75
       200.00
       200 00           5 200 00
                        5,200.00                202.50
                                                202 50              348 75
                                                                    348.75                  900.00 23,400.00
                                                                                            900 00 23 400 00                         173.75
                                                                                                                                     173 75               173 75
                                                                                                                                                          173.75
       250.00           6,500.00                202.50              336.25                1000.00 26,000.00                          148.75               148.75
       300.00           7,800.00                202.50              323.75                1100.00 28,600.00                          123.75               123.75
       350.00           9,100.00                202.50              311.25                1200.00 31,200.00                            98.75                98.75
       400.00 10,400.00                         202.50              298.75                1300.00 33,800.00                            73.75                73.75
       450.00 11,700.00                         202.50              286.25                1400.00 36,400.00                            48.75                48.75
       500.00 13,000.00                         202.50              273.75                1500.00 39,000.00                            23.75                23.75
       550.00 14,300.00                         202.50              261.25                1503.80 39,098.80                            22.80                22.80
       600.00 15,600.00                         202.50              248.75                 Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached

       650.00 16,900.00                         202.50              236.25                1595.00            41,470.0                    0.00                 0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                           Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - ONE A WAR WIDOW(ER)
Rate of Income Support Supplement (ISS) payable through DVA under the assets test to the widow(er) receiving War Widow(er)
Pension (WWP) of $679.00 p.f. plus full Pharmaceutical Allowance from DVA. ISS rate is capped.
Partner receiving Age Pension or Service Pension (no PhA) which is restricted due to WWP under income test.
Rates shown do not include Rent Assistance.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
 ASSETS               ASSETS                 RATE                RATE                  ASSETS              ASSETS                 RATE                 RATE
                                             WWP                                                                                   WWP
                         non-                                     Partner                                     non-                                      Partner
 homeowner                                  Recipient                                  homeowner                                  Recipient
                      homeowner                                                                            homeowner
                                           fortnightly          fortnightly                                                      fortnightly         fortnightly

    252,500              381,500                202.50              506.50                575,000             704,000                202.50               264.63
 Partner rate restricted due to War Widow(er) Pension (income
                               test)
                                                                                          600,000             729,000                202.50               245.88
   Partner rate reduces by $1.50 pf for each $1000 of assets
                                                                                          625,000             754,000                202.50               227.13

    275,000              404,000                202.50              489.63                650,000             779,000                202.50               208.38

    300,000              429,000                202.50              470.88                657,500             786,500                202.50               202.75

    325,000              454,000                202.50              452.13                           WWP Recipient's rate starts to reduce

    350,000              479,000                202.50              433.38                675,000             804,000                189.63               189.63

    375,000              504,000                202.50              414.63                700,000             829,000                170.88               170.88

    400,000              529,000                202.50              395.88                725,000             854,000                152.13               152.13

    425,000              554,000                202.50              377.13                750,000             879,000                133.38               133.38

    450,000              579,000                202.50              358.38                800,000             929,000                  95.88                95.88

    475,000              604,000                202.50              339.63                850,000             979,000                  58.38                58.38

    500,000              629,000                202.50              320.88                897,500 1,026,500                            22.80                22.80

    525,000              654,000                202.50              302.13                 Minimum Pensioner Supplement until cutoff is reached

    550,000              679,000                202.50              283.38                928,000 1,057,000                              0.00                 0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                           Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - COUPLE - ONE A WAR WIDOW(er) - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of Income Support Supplement (ISS) payable through DVA under the income test to the widow(er) receiving War Widow(er)
Pension (WWP) of $679.00 p.f. from DVA. ISS rate is capped.
Partner receiving Age Pension or Service Pension. The WWP counts as income when calculating the rate of the recipient's ISS
and partner's Age or Service pension. Rates shown do not include Rent Assistance.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
 INCOME               INCOME                 RATE                RATE                  INCOME              INCOME                 RATE                 RATE
   Other than          Other than            WWP                                        Other than          Other than            WWP
                                                                  Partner                                                                              Partner
     WWP                 WWP                Recipient                                     WWP                 WWP                Recipient
  fortnightly           per year           fortnightly          fortnightly             fortnightly           per year           fortnightly         fortnightly

           0.00                 0.00            202.50              418.50                1000.00 26,000.00                          202.50              218.50
Partner rate reduces by 20c for each $1.00 of combined income                             1080.00 28,080.00                          202.50              202.50

         50.00          1,300.00                202.50              408.50                           WWP Recipient's rate starts to reduce

       100.00           2,600.00                202.50              398.50                1100.00 28,600.00                          198.50              198.50

       150.00           3,900.00                202.50              388.50                1200.00 31,200.00                          178.50              178.50

       200.00           5,200.00
                         ,                      202.50              378.50                1300.00 33,800.00
                                                                                                    ,                                158.50              158.50

       250.00           6,500.00                202.50              368.50                1400.00 36,400.00                          138.50              138.50

       300.00           7,800.00                202.50              358.50                1500.00 39,000.00                          118.50              118.50

       350.00           9,100.00                202.50              348.50                1600.00 41,600.00                            98.50                98.50

       400.00 10,400.00                         202.50              338.50                1700.00 44,200.00                            78.50                78.50

       500.00 13,000.00                         202.50              318.50                1800.00 46,800.00                            58.50                58.50

       600.00 15,600.00                         202.50              298.50                1900.00 49,400.00                            38.50                38.50

       700.00 18,200.00                         202.50              278.50                1978.50 51,441.00                            22.80                22.80

       800.00 20,800.00                         202.50              258.50                             Minimum rate until cutoff is reached

       900.00 23,400.00                         202.50              238.50                2092.50 54,405.00                              0.00                 0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                          Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - COUPLE - ONE A WAR WIDOW(er) - TRANSITIONAL
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of Income Support Supplement (ISS) payable through DVA under the assets test to the widow(er) receiving War Widow(er)
Pension (WWP) of $679.00 p.f. plus full Pharmaceutical Allowance from DVA. ISS rate is capped.
Partner receiving Age Pension or Service Pension (no PhA) which is restricted due to WWP under income test.
Rates shown do not include Rent Assistance.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
 ASSETS               ASSETS                 RATE                RATE                  ASSETS              ASSETS                 RATE                 RATE
                                             WWP                                                                                  WWP
                         non-                                     Partner                                     non-                                     Partner
 homeowner                                  Recipient                                  homeowner                                 Recipient
                      homeowner                                                                            homeowner
                                           fortnightly          fortnightly                                                      fortnightly         fortnightly

    252,500              381,500                202.50              504.70                575,000             704,000                202.50              262.83
 Partner rate restricted due to War Widow(er) Pension (income
                               test)
                                                                                          600,000             729,000                202.50              244.08
   Partner rate reduces by $1.50 pf for each $1000 of assets
                                                                                          625,000             754,000                202.50              225.33

    275,000              404,000                202.50              487.83                650,000             779,000                202.50              206.58

    300,000              429,000                202.50              469.08                655,000             784,000                202.50              202.83

    325,000
       ,                 454,000
                            ,                   202.50              450.33                           WWP Recipient's rate starts to reduce

    350,000              479,000                202.50              431.58                675,000             804,000                187.83              187.83

    375,000              504,000                202.50              412.83                700,000             829,000                169.08              169.08

    400,000              529,000                202.50              394.08                725,000             854,000                150.33              150.33

    425,000              554,000                202.50              375.33                750,000             879,000                131.58              131.58

    450,000              579,000                202.50              356.58                800,000             929,000                  94.08                94.08

    475,000              604,000                202.50              337.83                850,000             979,000                  56.58                56.58

    500,000              629,000                202.50              319.08                895,250 1,024,250                            22.80                22.80

    525,000              654,000                202.50              300.33                             Minimum rate until cutoff is reached

    550,000              679,000                202.50              281.58                925,500 1,054,500                              0.00                 0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                          Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - OVERSEAS
Rate of pension under the income test to an unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed person aged 21or over who are temporarily
absent from Australia after 13 weeks or have permanently departed overseas.
Rates shown include the Basic Pension and Pension Supplement Basic Amount only, but not Rent Assistance.
No income deduction for dependent child available. Work Bonus available (see below).
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.

WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age (unless receiving Parenting Payment Single) will have 50% of the first $500 of
employment income per fortnight disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income
before using this chart. Where employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total income
before using this chart.


Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                        INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                    fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly

              142.00                   3,692.00                       635.40                         700.00                 18,200.00                        356.40

           (Rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00 of income                                             750.00                 19,500.00                        331.40
                    in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                     800.00                 20,800.00                        306.40

              160.00                   4,160.00                       626.40                         850.00                 22,100.00                        281.40

              180.00                   4,680.00                       616.40                         900.00                 23,400.00                        256.40

              200.00                   5,200.00                       606.40                         950.00                 24,700.00                        231.40

              220.00
              220 00                   5,720.00
                                       5 720 00                       596.40
                                                                      596 40                      1,000.00
                                                                                                  1 000 00                  26,000.00
                                                                                                                            26 000 00                        206.40
                                                                                                                                                             206 40

              250.00                   6,500.00                       581.40                      1,050.00                  27,300.00                        181.40

              300.00                   7,800.00                       556.40                      1,100.00                  28,600.00                        156.40

              350.00                   9,100.00                       531.40                      1,150.00                  29,900.00                        131.40

              400.00                 10,400.00                        506.40                      1,200.00                  31,200.00                        106.40

              450.00                 11,700.00                        481.40                      1,250.00                  32,500.00                          81.40

              500.00                 13,000.00                        456.40                      1,300.00                  33,800.00                          56.40

              550.00                 14,300.00                        431.40                      1,350.00                  35,100.00                          31.40

              600.00                 15,600.00                        406.40                      1,400.00                  36,400.00                            6.40

              650.00                 16,900.00                        381.40                      1,412.80                  36,732.80                            0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                              Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - OVERSEAS
Rate of pension under the income test to an unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed person aged 21or over who are temporarily
absent from Australia after 13 weeks or have permanently departed overseas.
Rates shown include the Basic Pension and Pension Supplement Basic Amount only, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                    homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            178,000                     307,000                       635.40                        320,000                     449,000                       422.40

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         340,000                     469,000                       392.40
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    360,000                     489,000                       362.40

            180,000                     309,000                       632.40                        380,000                     509,000                       332.40

            190,000                     319,000                       617.40                        400,000                     529,000                       302.40

            200,000                     329,000                       602.40                        420,000                     549,000                       272.40

            210 000
            210,000                     339,000
                                        339 000                       587.40
                                                                      587 40                        440 000
                                                                                                    440,000                     569 000
                                                                                                                                569,000                       242.40
                                                                                                                                                              242 40

            220,000                     349,000                       572.40                        460,000                     589,000                       212.40

            230,000                     359,000                       557.40                        480,000                     609,000                       182.40

            240,000                     369,000                       542.40                        500,000                     629,000                       152.40

            250,000                     379,000                       527.40                        520,000                     649,000                       122.40

            260,000                     389,000                       512.40                        540,000                     669,000                         92.40

            270,000                     399,000                       497.40                        560,000                     689,000                         62.40

            280,000                     409,000                       482.40                        580,000                     709,000                         32.40

            290,000                     419,000                       467.40                        600,000                     729,000                           2.40

            300,000                     429,000                       452.40                        601,750                     730,750                           0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
INCOME TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - TRANSITIONAL - OVERSEAS
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the income test to an unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed person aged 21 or over who are temporarily
absent from Australia after 13 weeks or have permanently departed overseas. 
Rates shown include the Basic Pension and Pensioner Supplement Basic Amount only, but not Rent Assistance.
Allowable income is increased by up to $24.60 per fortnight for each dependent child of the pensioner.
Work Bonus not available.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                         INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                  fortnightly                     fortnightly                  per year                   fortnightly


              142.00                   3,692.00                       573.20                          800.00                20,800.00                         310.00

           (Rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00 of income                                              850.00                22,100.00                         290.00
                    in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                      900.00                23,400.00                         270.00

              150.00                   3,900.00                       570.00                          950.00                24,700.00                         250.00

              200.00                   5,200.00                       550.00                       1,000.00                 26,000.00                         230.00

              250.00                   6,500.00                       530.00                       1,050.00                 27,300.00                         210.00

              300 00
              300.00                   7,800.00
                                       7 800 00                       510.00
                                                                      510 00                       1 100 00
                                                                                                   1,100.00                 28 600 00
                                                                                                                            28,600.00                         190.00
                                                                                                                                                              190 00

              350.00                   9,100.00                       490.00                       1,150.00                 29,900.00                         170.00

              400.00                 10,400.00                        470.00                       1,200.00                 31,200.00                         150.00

              450.00                 11,700.00                        450.00                       1,250.00                 32,500.00                         130.00

              500.00                 13,000.00                        430.00                       1,300.00                 33,800.00                         110.00

              550.00                 14,300.00                        410.00                       1,350.00                 35,100.00                           90.00

              600.00                 15,600.00                        390.00                       1,400.00                 36,400.00                           70.00

              650.00                 16,900.00                        370.00                       1,450.00                 37,700.00                           50.00

              700.00                 18,200.00                        350.00                       1,500.00                 39,000.00                           30.00

              750.00                 19,500.00                        330.00                       1,575.00                 40,950.00                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
ASSETS TEST - SINGLE PENSIONER - TRANSITIONAL - OVERSEAS
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the income test to an unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed person aged 21 or over who are temporarily
absent from Australia after 13 weeks or have permanently departed overseas.
Rates shown include the Basic Pension and Pension Supplement Basic Amount only, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                        ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly                   homeowner                non-homeowner                   fortnightly


            178,000                     307,000                       573.20                       310,000                     439,000                       375.20

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                        320,000                     449,000                       360.20
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                   330,000                     459,000                       345.20

            180,000                     309,000                       570.20                       340,000                     469,000                       330.20

            190,000                     319,000                       555.20                       360,000                     489,000                       300.20

            200,000                     329,000                       540.20                       380,000                     509,000                       270.20

            210 000
            210,000                     339,000
                                        339 000                       525.20
                                                                      525 20                       400 000
                                                                                                   400,000                     529 000
                                                                                                                               529,000                       240.20
                                                                                                                                                             240 20

            220,000                     349,000                       510.20                       420,000                     549,000                       210.20

            230,000                     359,000                       495.20                       440,000                     569,000                       180.20

            240,000                     369,000                       480.20                       460,000                     589,000                       150.20

            250,000                     379,000                       465.20                       480,000                     609,000                       120.20

            260,000                     389,000                       450.20                       500,000                     629,000                         90.20

            270,000                     399,000                       435.20                       520,000                     649,000                         60.20

            280,000                     409,000                       420.20                       540,000                     669,000                         30.20

            290,000                     419,000                       405.20                       560,000                     689,000                           0.20

            300,000                     429,000                       390.20                       560,250                     689,250                           0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                              Centrelink
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INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - OVERSEAS
Rate of pension under the income test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not apply to Partner
Allowance) who are temporarily absent from Australia after 13 weeks or have permanently departed overseas. Rates include Basic
Pension and Pension Supplement Basic Amount only, but not Rent Assistance.
No income deduction for dependent child available. Work Bonus available (see below).
Indexation: Base component - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.

WORK BONUS: Each pensioner of Age Pension Age will have 50% of the first $500 of employment income per fortnight
disregarded. For employment income up to $500, deduct half of the amount from the total income before using this chart. Where
employment income exceeds $500 per fortnight for a customer, deduct $250 from the total income before using this chart. If your
partner is eligible, also deduct their Work Bonus amount from the combined total income before using this chart.


Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     INCOME                      INCOME                        RATE                         INCOME                     INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                  per year                combined p.f.                     fortnightly                  per year                combined p.f.


              248.00                  6,448.00                       961.20                         950.00                 24,700.00                        610.20

            (Combined rate reduces by 50c for each $1.00                                         1,000.00                  26,000.00                        585.20
               of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                 1,050.00                  27,300.00                        560.20

              300.00                  7,800.00                       935.20                      1,100.00                  28,600.00                        535.20

              350.00                  9,100.00                       910.20                      1,150.00                  29,900.00                        510.20

              400.00                10,400.00                        885.20                      1,200.00                  31,200.00                        485.20

              450.00                11,700.00                        860.20                      1,300.00                  33,800.00                        435.20

              500.00                13,000.00                        835.20                      1,400.00                  36,400.00                        385.20

              550.00                14,300.00                        810.20                      1,500.00                  39,000.00                        335.20

              600.00                15,600.00                        785.20                      1,600.00                  41,600.00                        285.20

              650.00                16,900.00                        760.20                      1,700.00                  44,200.00                        235.20

              700.00                18,200.00                        735.20                      1,800.00                  46,800.00                        185.20

              750.00                19,500.00                        710.20                      1,900.00                  49,400.00                        135.20

              800.00                20,800.00                        685.20                      2,000.00                  52,000.00                          85.20

              850.00                22,100.00                        660.20                      2,100.00                  54,600.00                          35.20

              900.00                23,400.00                        635.20                      2,170.40                  56,430.40                            0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                             Centrelink
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ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - OVERSEAS
Rate of pension under the assets test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not include Partner
Allowance) who are temporarily absent from Australia after 13 weeks or have permanently departed overseas.
Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rate includes Basic Pension and Pension Supplement Basic Amount only, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: Basic Pension - greater of CPI, MTAWE or PBLCI, Other components - CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010

     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                         ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                    homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                       961.20                        525,000                     654,000                       552.45

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                         550,000                     679,000                       514.95
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                    575,000                     704,000                       477.45

            260,000                     389,000                       949.95                        600,000                     729,000                       439.95

            280,000                     409,000                       919.95                        625,000                     754,000                       402.45

            300,000                     429,000                       889.95                        650,000                     779,000                       364.95

            320,000                     449,000                       859.95                        675,000                     804,000                       327.45

            340,000                     469,000                       829.95                        700,000                     829,000                       289.95

            360,000                     489,000                       799.95                        725,000                     854,000                       252.45

            380,000                     509,000                       769.95                        750,000                     879,000                       214.95

            400,000                     529,000                       739.95                        775,000                     904,000                       177.45

            420,000                     549,000                       709.95                        800,000                     929,000                       139.95

            440,000                     569,000                       679.95                        825,000                     954,000                       102.45

            460,000                     589,000                       649.95                        850,000                     979,000                         64.95

            480,000                     609,000                       619.95                        875,000                 1,004,000                           27.45

            500,000                     629,000                       589.95                        893,500                 1,022,500                             0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                               Centrelink
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INCOME TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - TRANSITIONAL - OVERSEAS
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the income test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not apply to Partner
Allowance) who are temporarily absent from Australia after 13 weeks or have permanently departed overseas.
Rates include Basic Pension and Pension Supplement Basic Amount only, but not Rent Assistance.
Allowable income is increased by up to $24.60 per fortnight for each dependent child of the pensioner.
Work Bonus not available.
Indexation: CPI only




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE                        INCOME                      INCOME                         RATE
      fortnightly                   per year                combined p.f.                    fortnightly                   per year                combined p.f.


              248.00                   6,448.00                       957.60                      1,200.00                  31,200.00                        576.80

            (Combined rate reduces by 40c for each $1.00                                          1,300.00                  33,800.00                        536.80
               of income in excess of the above limit)
                                                                                                   ,
                                                                                                  1,400.00                    ,
                                                                                                                            36,400.00                        496.80

              300.00                   7,800.00                       936.80                      1,500.00                  39,000.00                        456.80

              350.00                   9,100.00                       916.80                      1,600.00                  41,600.00                        416.80

              400.00                10,400.00                         896.80                      1,700.00                  44,200.00                        376.80

              450 00
              450.00                11,700.00
                                    11 700 00                         876.80
                                                                      876 80                      1 800 00
                                                                                                  1,800.00                  46 800 00
                                                                                                                            46,800.00                        336.80
                                                                                                                                                             336 80

              500.00                13,000.00                         856.80                      1,900.00                  49,400.00                        296.80

              550.00                14,300.00                         836.80                      2,000.00                  52,000.00                        256.80

              600.00                15,600.00                         816.80                      2,100.00                  54,600.00                        216.80

              650.00                16,900.00                         796.80                      2,200.00                  57,200.00                        176.80

              700.00                18,200.00                         776.80                      2,300.00                  59,800.00                        136.80

              800.00                20,800.00                         736.80                      2,400.00                  62,400.00                          96.80

              900.00                  ,
                                    23,400.00                         696.80                       ,
                                                                                                  2,500.00                    ,
                                                                                                                            65,000.00                          56.80

            1000.00                 26,000.00                         656.80                      2,600.00                  67,600.00                          16.80

            1100.00                 28,600.00                         616.80                      2,642.00                  68,692.00                            0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                              Centrelink
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ASSETS TEST - PENSIONER COUPLE - TRANSITIONAL - OVERSEAS
NOTE: This chart MAY ONLY BE USED if the pension commenced prior to 20 September 2009 AND transitional status applies.

Rate of pension under the assets test to members of a couple where both partners are on a pension (does not include Partner
Allowance) who are temporarily absent from Australia after 13 weeks or have permanently departed overseas.
Asset amounts are the combined assets of both partners.
Rate includes Basic Pension and Pension Supplement Basic Amount only, but not Rent Assistance.
Indexation: CPI only.




Rates shown are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
     ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE                        ASSETS                      ASSETS                         RATE
     homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.                   homeowner                non-homeowner                 combined p.f.


            252,500                     381,500                       957.60                       525,000                     654,000                       548.85

           (Rate reduces by $1.50 p.f. per $1,000 of assets                                        550,000                     679,000                       511.35
                      in excess of above limits)
                                                                                                   575,000                     704,000                       473.85

            260,000                     389,000                       946.35                       600,000                     729,000                       436.35

            280,000                     409,000                       916.35                       625,000                     754,000                       398.85

            300,000                     429,000                       886.35                       650,000                     779,000                       361.35

            320 000
            320,000                     449,000
                                        449 000                       856.35
                                                                      856 35                       675 000
                                                                                                   675,000                     804 000
                                                                                                                               804,000                       323.85
                                                                                                                                                             323 85

            340,000                     469,000                       826.35                       700,000                     829,000                       286.35

            360,000                     489,000                       796.35                       725,000                     854,000                       248.85

            380,000                     509,000                       766.35                       750,000                     879,000                       211.35

            400,000                     529,000                       736.35                       775,000                     904,000                       173.85

            420,000                     549,000                       706.35                       800,000                     929,000                       136.35

            440,000                     569,000                       676.35                       825,000                     954,000                         98.85

            460,000                     589,000                       646.35                       850,000                     979,000                         61.35

            480,000                     609,000                       616.35                       875,000                  1,004,000                          23.85

            500,000                     629,000                       586.35                       891,000                  1,020,000                            0.00
Rate payable is the lowest calculated under either the income test or assets test                                                                              Centrelink
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Pension Bonus Estimator - Single Rate Table
Amounts are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
Pension Taxable                                                               NUMBER OF MONTHS
   Rate        Portion*           12             18             24             30             36             42             48             54             60
$671.90 $635.40                $1,552         $3,494         $6,211         $9,705        $13,976 $19,023 $24,846 $31,446 $38,822

$650.00 $613.50                $1,499         $3,373         $5,997         $9,371        $13,494 $18,367 $23,990 $30,362 $37,484

$625.00 $588.50                $1,438         $3,236         $5,753         $8,989        $12,944 $17,619 $23,012 $29,125 $35,957

$600.00 $563.50                $1,377         $3,098         $5,508         $8,607        $12,394 $16,870 $22,035 $27,888 $34,429

$575.00 $538.50                $1,316         $2,961         $5,264         $8,225        $11,844 $16,122 $21,057 $26,650 $32,902

$550.00 $513.50                $1,254         $2,823         $5,019         $7,843        $11,294 $15,373 $20,079 $25,413 $31,374

$525.00 $488.50                $1,193         $2,686         $4,775         $7,461        $10,745 $14,625 $19,102 $24,176 $29,847

$500.00 $463.50                $1,132         $2,548         $4,531         $7,079        $10,195 $13,876 $18,124 $22,939 $28,319

$475.00 $438.50                $1,071         $2,411         $4,286         $6,698         $9,645        $13,128 $17,147 $21,701 $26,792

$450.00 $413.50                $1,010         $2,273         $4,042         $6,316         $9,095        $12,379 $16,169 $20,464 $25,264

$425.00 $388.50                  $949         $2,136         $3,797         $5,934         $8,545        $11,631 $15,191 $19,227 $23,737

$400.00 $363.50                  $888         $1,998         $3,553         $5,552         $7,995        $10,882 $14,214 $17,989 $22,209

$375.00 $338.50                  $827         $1,861         $3,309         $5,170         $7,445        $10,134 $13,236 $16,752 $20,682

$350.00 $313.50                  $766         $1,723         $3,064         $4,788         $6,895         $9,385       $12,259 $15,515 $19,154

$325.00 $288.50                  $705         $1,586         $2,820         $4,406         $6,345         $8,637       $11,281 $14,278 $17,627

$300.00 $263.50                  $643         $1,448         $2,575         $4,024         $5,795         $7,888       $10,303 $13,040 $16,099

$275.00 $238.50                  $582         $1,311         $2,331         $3,643         $5,246         $7,140        $9,326        $11,803 $14,572

$250.00 $213.50                  $521         $1,174         $2,087         $3,261         $4,696         $6,391        $8,348        $10,566 $13,044

$200.00 $163.50                  $399          $899          $1,598         $2,497         $3,596         $4,895        $6,393         $8,091         $9,989

$150.00 $113.50                  $277          $624          $1,109         $1,733         $2,496         $3,398        $4,438         $5,617         $6,934

$100.00         $63.50           $155          $349           $620           $969          $1,396         $1,901        $2,483         $3,142         $3,879

 $50.00         $13.50            $32           $74           $131           $206           $296           $404           $527           $668           $824
** bonus is calculated using the taxable portion of the pension rate payable.                                                                           Centrelink
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Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS)
The Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS) commenced on 1 July 1998. It allows a person to defer claiming Age
Pension and remain in the workforce to earn a tax-free lump sum bonus at the end of their working life.
From 20 September 2009, the Pension Bonus Scheme is only able to accept a registration from a person, if
that person was of Age Pension Age as at 19 September 2009.

PBS Rate Tables
The rate tables included with this fact sheet maybe used as a guide to estimate the amount of pension bonus
payable to registered members of the Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS).
These tables provide an estimate only and the actual pension bonus amount paid at the time of claim of
pension will depend on:
  the person's income & assets;
  the rate of pension payable at the time of grant;
  the length of deferment;
  the person meeting all requirements of the scheme.
Basic conditions of eligibility for PBS
To qualify for a pension bonus, a person must meet ALL of the criteria listed below.
    Must be a registered member of the scheme. Earliest registration date allowed is the date age and
 
    residency requirements for Age Pension are satisfied.
    Must defer pension for a minimum of 12 months from the date of registration. Maximum bonus accrual
 
    period is five years.
    Must not have been paid an income support payment (except Carer Payment) since meeting age and
 
    residency requirements for Age Pension.
    Must complete at least 960 hours of paid work each accrual year. Cannot accrue any further bonus
 
    periods after the age of 75 years.
    Must lodge claim for the pension bonus at the same time as claim for Age Pension, when they eventually
 
    retire from the workforce. No pension bonus is payable, unless Age Pension is payable.
Notes on using the PBS Estimator
   As pension rates and thresholds are subject to regular adjustments, the figures included in the tables are
 
   only valid for the period specified and represent only a guide to the future value on the pension bonus..
   When estimating your future pension rate in column one, care should be taken to include all income and
 
   assets at the eventual time of claim of Age Pension.
   The formula used to calculate the bonus payable reflects the amount of Age Pension the customer is
 
   entitled to at grant (or within 13 weeks of grant) and the period accrued.
   The bonus amount is calculated as follows:
                      (Taxable portion of pension) x 26 x 9.4% x Years Accrued x Years Accrued
                      e.g. $300 pf & 4 years 6 mths accrued = 300 x 26 x 9.4% x 4.500 x 4.500 = $14,847
      The pension bonus amounts in these tables are only applicable where there has been no change in the
 
      person's marital status during the deferment period.
                                                                                                                                                              Centrelink
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Pension Bonus Estimator - Couple Rate Table
Amounts are valid from 01 January 2010 - 19 March 2010
Pension Taxable                                                               NUMBER OF MONTHS
   Rate        Portion*           12             18             24             30             36             42             48             54             60
$506.50 $480.60                $1,174         $2,642         $4,698         $7,341        $10,571 $14,388 $18,793 $23,785 $29,364

$500.00 $474.10                $1,158         $2,607         $4,634         $7,241        $10,428 $14,194 $18,539 $23,463 $28,967

$480.00 $454.10                $1,109         $2,497         $4,439         $6,936         $9,988        $13,595 $17,757 $22,473 $27,745

$460.00 $434.10                $1,060         $2,387         $4,243         $6,630         $9,548        $12,996 $16,975 $21,484 $26,523

$440.00 $414.10                $1,012         $2,277         $4,048         $6,325         $9,108        $12,397 $16,192 $20,494 $25,301

$420.00 $394.10                  $963         $2,167         $3,852         $6,019         $8,668        $11,798 $15,410 $19,504 $24,079

$400.00 $374.10                  $914         $2,057         $3,657         $5,714         $8,228        $11,200 $14,628 $18,514 $22,857

$375.00 $349.10                  $853         $1,919         $3,412         $5,332         $7,678        $10,451 $13,651 $17,277 $21,330

$350.00 $324.10                  $792         $1,782         $3,168         $4,950         $7,128         $9,703       $12,673 $16,040 $19,802

$325.00 $299.10                  $731         $1,644         $2,924         $4,568         $6,579         $8,954       $11,696 $14,802 $18,275

$300.00 $274.10                  $669         $1,507         $2,679         $4,186         $6,029         $8,206       $10,718 $13,565 $16,747

$275.00 $249.10                  $608         $1,369         $2,435         $3,805         $5,479         $7,457        $9,740        $12,328 $15,220

$250.00 $224.10                  $547         $1,232         $2,190         $3,423         $4,929         $6,709        $8,763        $11,090 $13,692

$225.00 $199.10                  $486         $1,094         $1,946         $3,041         $4,379         $5,960        $7,785         $9,853        $12,165

$200.00 $174.10                  $425          $957          $1,702         $2,659         $3,829         $5,212        $6,808         $8,616        $10,637

$175.00 $149.10                  $364          $819          $1,457         $2,277         $3,279         $4,463        $5,830         $7,379         $9,110

$150.00 $124.10                  $303          $682          $1,213         $1,895         $2,729         $3,715        $4,852         $6,141         $7,582

$125.00         $99.10           $242          $544           $968          $1,513         $2,179         $2,966        $3,875         $4,904         $6,055

$100.00         $74.10           $181          $407           $724          $1,131         $1,629         $2,218        $2,897         $3,667         $4,527

 $75.00         $49.10           $120          $270           $480           $750          $1,080         $1,470        $1,920         $2,430         $3,000

 $50.00         $24.10            $58          $132           $235           $368           $530           $721           $942         $1,192         $1,472

 $25.00          $0.00            $0             $0             $0             $0             $0             $0             $0             $0             $0
** bonus is calculated using the taxable portion of the pension rate payable.                                                                           Centrelink
This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)
Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS)
The Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS) commenced on 1 July 1998. It allows a person to defer claiming Age
Pension and remain in the workforce to earn a tax-free lump sum bonus at the end of their working life.
From 20 September 2009, the Pension Bonus Scheme is only able to accept a registration from a person, if
that person was of Age Pension Age as at 19 September 2009.

PBS Rate Tables
The rate tables included with this fact sheet maybe used as a guide to estimate the amount of pension bonus
payable to registered members of the Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS).
These tables provide an estimate only and the actual pension bonus amount paid at the time of claim of
pension will depend on:
  the person's income & assets;
  the rate of pension payable at the time of grant;
  the length of deferment;
  the person meeting all requirements of the scheme.
Basic conditions of eligibility for PBS
To qualify for a pension bonus, a person must meet ALL of the criteria listed below.
    Must be a registered member of the scheme. Earliest registration date allowed is the date age and
 
    residency requirements for Age Pension are satisfied.
    Must defer pension for a minimum of 12 months from the date of registration. Maximum bonus accrual
 
    period is five years.
    Must not have been paid an income support payment (except Carer Payment) since meeting age and
 
    residency requirements for Age Pension.
    Must complete at least 960 hours of paid work each accrual year. Cannot accrue any further bonus
 
    periods after the age of 75 years.
    Must lodge claim for the pension bonus at the same time as claim for Age Pension, when they eventually
 
    retire from the workforce. No pension bonus is payable, unless Age Pension is payable.
Notes on using the PBS Estimator
   As pension rates and thresholds are subject to regular adjustments, the figures included in the tables are
 
   only valid for the period specified and represent only a guide to the future value on the pension bonus..
   When estimating your future pension rate in column one, care should be taken to include all income and
 
   assets at the eventual time of claim of Age Pension.
   The formula used to calculate the bonus payable reflects the amount of Age Pension the customer is
 
   entitled to at grant (or within 13 weeks of grant) and the period accrued.
   The bonus amount is calculated as follows:
                      (Taxable portion of pension) x 26 x 9.4% x Years Accrued x Years Accrued
                      e.g. $300 pf & 4 years 6 mths accrued = 300 x 26 x 9.4% x 4.500 x 4.500 = $14,847
      The pension bonus amounts in these tables are only applicable where there has been no change in the
 
      person's marital status during the deferment period.
                                                                                                                                                              Centrelink
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OTHER INFORMATION - as at 01 January 2010
DEEMING                                                                   HEALTH CARE CARD THRESHOLDS
History                                                                   Average weekly income (8 weeks prior to application)
                               Low Rate              High Rate             Status                                                                       Average pw
    20-Mar-2009                   2.0%                  3.0%               Single                                                                         $452.00
    26-Jan-2009                   3.0%                  4.0%               Couple (combined)                                                              $753.00
    17-Nov-2008                   3.0%                  5.0%               Single or Couple with 1 Child                                                  $787.00
    20-Mar-2008                   4.0%                  6.0%               Additional Child                                                                $34.00
    20-Mar-2007                   3.5%                  5.5%
    20-Mar-2004                   3.0%                  5.0%              AGED CARE RATES                                                as at 20 September 2009
Thresholds                                                                 Maximum Basic Daily Care Fee                                                   Per Day
                                Single               Partnered              - Standard rate                                                                $36.94
                                                       (each)               - Non-Standard rate (some Pre-Reform residents only)                           $42.02
     01-Jul-2009                 42,000                35,000               - Protected Rate                                                               $33.74
     01-Jul-2008                 41,000                34,100               - Phased rate                                                                  $33.74
     01-Jul-2007                 39,400                32,700              Income Tested Fee                   (lower of)                                 Per Day
     01-Jul-2006                 38,400                31,900              Post-reform resident             - entry on or after 20 March 2008
     01-Jul-2005                 37,200                31,000               - cost of care OR                                    Maximum Fee*              $59.38
     01-Jul-2004                 36,400                30,300               - 5/12th x [Total Income - Threshold] / 14
     01-Jul-2003                 35,600                29,700             Threshold               Single        $783.70                    Couple         $765.70
Note                                                                       Pre-reform resident              - entry before 20 March 2008
1. Thresholds are indexed annually                                          - cost of care                                       Maximum Fee*              $59.20
          2. Joint couple threshold - if pensioner                          - 25% of assessed income above applicable income test threshold
Example                                                                     - 5/12th x [Total Income - Threshold] / 14
Couple                    Financial assets                                Threshold               Single        $783.70                    Couple         $765.70
                          Partner A                   $50,000              Protected resident*              - entry before 20 September 2009
                          Partner B                   $30,000               - * as for Pre-reform or Post-reform above plus meet special conditions
Either partner is a pensioner                                               - 5/12th x [Total Income - Protected Threshold] / 14
- joint assessment        $70,000 @ 2%                $80,000             Threshold               Single        $721.50                    Couple         $703.50
                          $10,000 @ 3%                                     Phased resident*                 - entry on or after 20 September 2009
                                                                            - * as for Post-reform above plus meet special conditions
Neither partner is a pensioner                                              - 5/12th x [Total Income - Phased Threshold] / 14
- assess individually                                                     Threshold               Single        $721.50                    Couple         $703.50
Partner A                  $35,000 @ 2%               $50,000              Accommodation Bond
                           $15,000 @ 3%                                     - no size limit, but must be left with minimum asset level
Partner B                  $30,000 @ 2%               $30,000              Accommodation Charge
                                                                           - Non-Pensioner rate (up to)                                                    $26.88
CSHC                                                                       - Pensioner rate (up to)                                                        $25.05
Annual Taxable Income Limits                                                         Rate is fixed, based on pensioner status and asset level at entry
Single                                                $50,000              Limits
Couple (combined)                                     $80,000               - Supported Resident Status (Assets under)                                    $91,911
Couple, illness separated (combined)                 $100,000               - Maximum interest rate (Accommodation Charge)                                   4%
For each dependent child, add                         $639.60               - Minimum assets level                                                        $36,000
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This chart is intended as a guide only. It does not provide all information about eligibility requirements nor how assets and income are assessed. (See Disclaimer)

				
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