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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1061TB

Rate of utilities allowance

                   A person's annual rate of utilities allowance is worked out using the following table:

 

Utilities allowance rate table

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Person's situation

Annual rate

1

not a member of a couple

$500

2

member of an illness separated couple

$500

3

member of a respite care couple

$500

4

member of a temporarily separated couple

$500

5

member of a couple (other than an illness separated couple, respite care couple or temporarily separated couple)

half the rate specified in column 3 of item 1

Note:          The annual rates of utilities allowance are indexed twice a year in line with CPI increases (see sections 1191 to 1194).



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