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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1070P

Rate for disability support pension (person aged between 18 and 21)

             (1)  The person's rate of rent assistance is worked out under this section if:

                     (a)  the person is receiving disability support pension; and

                     (b)  the person has turned 18 but has not turned 21; and

                     (c)  the rate of the person's pension is to be calculated in accordance with Pension Rate Calculator A or Pension Rate Calculator D.

             (2)  Using the table below, work out which family situation applies to the person and calculate rate A for the person using the formula in column 3. This is the person's rate of rent assistance per fortnight but only up to the person's maximum rent assistance rate. The person's maximum rent assistance rate is rate B worked out using column 4 of the table.

 

Rate of rent assistance

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Person's family situation

Column 3

Rate A

Column 4

Rate B

1

Not a member of a couple and:

(a) in disability accommodation; or

(b) living away from the person's parental home permanently or indefinitely

$93.20

2

Partnered and partner does not have rent increased pension

$88.00

3

Partnered and partner:

(a) is receiving a social security pension; and

(b) has rent increased pension

Half the rate specified in column 4 of item 2

4

Partnered and partner:

(a) is receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment; and

(b) has rent increased pension; and

(c) does not have a dependent child or dependent children

Half the rate specified in column 4 of item 2

5

Partnered and partner:

(a) is receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment; and

(b) has rent increased pension; and

(c) has 1 or 2 dependent children

$54.80

6

Partnered and partner:

(a) is receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment; and

(b) has rent increased pension; and

(c) has 3 or more dependent children

$62.00

7

Partnered--member of an illness separated couple

$93.20

8

Partnered--member of a respite care couple

$93.20

9

Partnered--member of a temporarily separated couple

$88.00

10

Partnered (partner in gaol)

$93.20



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