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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1190

Indexed and adjusted amounts

                   The following table sets out:

                     (a)  each amount that is to be indexed or adjusted under this Part; and

                     (b)  the abbreviation used in this Part for referring to that amount; and

                     (c)  the provision or provisions in which that amount is to be found.

 

Indexed and adjusted amounts table

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Description of amount

Column 3

Abbreviation

Column 4

Provisions in which amount specified

 

Maximum basic rates

 

 

1.

Maximum basic rates for a social security pension payable to a person who is partnered or for pension PP (single) (except disability support pension payable to a person who is under 21 and has no dependent children)

pension MBR

[Pension Rate Calculator A--point 1064-B1--Table B--item 2--column 3]
[Pension Rate Calculator B--point 1065-B1--Table B--item 2--column 3]
[Pension PP (Single) Rate Calculator--point 1068A-B1]

1AAA.

Maximum basic rates for a social security pension that are to be worked out by reference to the maximum basic rates for a social security pension payable to a person who is partnered

single pension rate MBR

[Pension Rate Calculator A--point 1064-B1--Table B--items 1, 3, 4 and 5--column 3]
[Pension Rate Calculator B--point 1065-B1--Table B--items 1, 3, 4 and 5--column 3]

1AA.

Combined couple rate of pension supplement

PS rate

[subsection 20A(1)]

1AB.

Combined couple rate of minimum pension supplement

PS minimum rate

[subsection 20A(2)]

1AC.

Pension supplement basic amount

PS basic rate

[each item of the table in subsection 20A(5)]

1B.

Maximum basic rates for disability support pension payable to person who is under 21 and has no dependent children

DSP (under 21 and no child) MBR

[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-B1--Table B--column 3--all amounts]
[Pension Rate Calculator E--point 1066B-B1--Table B--column 3--all amounts]

2.

Maximum basic rates for a social security benefit payable to a person who is over 21, is a member of a couple or has a dependent child

benefit MBR (ordinary)

[Benefit Rate Calculator B--point 1068-B1--Table B--column 3A--all amounts]
[Benefit Rate Calculator B--point 1068-B1--Table B--column 3B--items 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 7 and 9]
[Benefit PP (Partnered) Rate Calculator--point 1068B-C2--Table C--column 3--all amounts]

3A.

Maximum basic rate for youth allowance

YA MBR

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-B2--Table BA--column 3--all amounts]

 

 

 

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-B3--Table BB--column 3--all amounts]

 

 

 

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-B4--Table BC--column 3--all amounts]

3B.

Maximum basic rate for austudy payment

AP MBR

[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-B2--Table BA--column 3--all amounts]

 

 

 

[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-B3]

4.

Additional child amounts (for dependent children for calculating a person's international agreement portability rate)

additional child amounts

Section 14A of the Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999

 

Youth disability supplement

 

 

4A.

Youth disability supplement payable to a disability support pensioner who is under 21 or to a recipient of youth allowance who is under 22

youth disability supplement

[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-C1--the annual rate]
[Pension Rate Calculator E--point 1066B-C1--the annual rate]
[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-D1--the fortnightly rate]

 

Child amounts

 

 

15.

Rate of carer allowance

CA rate

[subsection 974(2)]

16.

Rate of double orphan pension calculated under subsection 1010(1)

DOP rate

[section 1010]

17.

Rent assistance

Maximum rent assistance for social security payments

MRA

[Part 3.7--section 1070L--Table--column 4--items 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10]

[Part 3.7--section 1070M--Table--column 3--amount]

[Part 3.7--sections 1070N and 1070P--Table--column 4--items 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10]

[Part 3.7--section 1070Q--Table--column 4--items 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7]

[Part 3.7--section 1070R--Table--column 4--items 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6]

18.

Rent threshold amount

RTA

[Part 3.7--sections 1070L and 1070N to 1070R--Table--formulas in column 3--all amounts deducted from fortnightly rent]

[Part 3.7--section 1070M--Table--formula in column 2--amount deducted from fortnightly rent]

[Part 3.7--subsection 1070T(1)--amount]

 

Income free area

 

 

20.

Ordinary income free area for social security pension

pension free area

[Pension Rate Calculator A--point 1064-E4--Table E-1--column 3--all amounts]
[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-F3--Table F-1--column 3--all amounts]
[Pension PP (Single) Rate Calculator--point 1068A-E14--Table E--column 2]

20AA.

Ordinary income free area for youth allowance and austudy payment

YA and austudy ordinary income free area

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--paragraphs 1067G-H29(a) and (aa)]
[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-D28]

20AAA.

Ordinary income free area for some social security payments

payment free area

[Benefit Rate Calculator B--point 1068-G12]
[Benefit PP (Partnered) Rate Calculator--point 1068B-D27]

 

YA and austudy range reduction boundary

 

 

20AB.

Dollar amount of boundary between lower and upper range reduction for ordinary income reduction

YA and austudy range reduction boundary

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--paragraphs 1067G-H32(a) and (b) and 1067G-H33(a) and (b)]

[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--points 1067L-D31 and 1067L-D32]

20A.

Income ceiling for care receiver

CP income ceiling

[Subsection 198A(1)]

 

Student income bank balance limit

 

 

21.

Student income bank balance limit

student income bank balance limit

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-J3--method statement--step 3--paragraph (a)]
[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-E2--method statement--step 3--paragraph (a)]

 

Assets value limits

 

 

24.

Assets value limit for social security pension (other than pension PP (single)) for homeowner who is not a member of a couple

pension "single" homeowner AVL

[Pension Rate Calculator A--point 1064-G3--Table G-1--column 3A--item 1]
[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-H3--Table H-1--column 3A--item 1]

25.

assets value limit for social security pension (other than pension PP (single)) for non-homeowner who is not a member of a couple

pension "single" non-homeowner AVL

[Pension Rate Calculator A--point 1064-G3--Table G-1--column 3B--item 1]
[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-H3--Table H-1--column 3B--item 1]

26.

assets value limit for social security pension for homeowner who is a member of a couple

pension "partnered" homeowner AVL

[Pension Rate Calculator A--point 1064-G3--Table G-1--column 3A--items 2 and 3]
[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-H3--Table H-1--column 3A--items 2 and 3]

27.

assets value limit for social security pension for non-homeowner who is a member of a couple

pension "partnered" non-homeowner AVL

[Pension Rate Calculator A--point 1064-G3--Table G-1--column 3B--items 2 and 3]
[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-H3--Table H-1--column 3B--items 2 and 3]

27A.

Assets value limit for care receiver

CP AVL

[Subsections 198D(1), (1A), (1C), (1DA) and (1E)]

27B.

Assets value hardship limits for care receiver

CP HAVL

[Subsections 198N(2), (3) and (4)--all amounts]

28.

Assets value limit for pension PP (single) and social security benefit for homeowner who is not a member of a couple

benefit "single" homeowner AVL

[subsection 408CE(2)--Table--column 3--item 1]
[paragraph 547C(b)]
[paragraph 573B(a)]
[subsection 611(2)--Table--column 3A--item 1]
[subsection 660YCJ(2)--Table--column 3A--item 1]
[subsection 680(3)--Table--column 3A--item 1]
[subsection 733(3)--Table--column 3A--item 1]
[subsection 500Q(2)--table--column 3--item 1]

29.

Assets value limit for pension PP (single) and social security benefit for non-homeowner who is not a member of a couple

benefit "single" non-homeowner AVL

[subsection 408CE(2)--Table--column 3--item 2]
[paragraph 547C(c)]
[paragraph 573B(b)]
[subsection 611(2)--Table--column 3B--item 1]
[subsection 660YCJ(2)--Table--column 3B--item 1]
[subsection 680(3)--Table--column 3B--item 1]
[subsection 733(3)--Table--column 3B--item 1]
subsection 500Q(2)--table--column 3--item 2]

30.

Assets value limit for social security benefit for homeowner who is partnered (partner getting neither pension nor benefit)

benefit "partnered" (item 2) homeowner AVL

[paragraph 547C(d)]
[paragraph 573B(c)]
[subsection 611(2)--Table--column 3A--item 2]
[subsection 660YCJ(2)--Table--column 3A--item 2]
[subsection 680(3)--Table--column 3A--item 2]
[subsection 733(3)--Table--column 3A--item 2]
[subsection 500Q(3)--Table--Column 3A--item 1]

31.

Assets value limit for social security benefit for non-homeowner who is partnered (partner getting neither pension nor benefit)

benefit "partnered" (item 2) non-homeowner AVL

[paragraph 547C(e)]
[paragraph 573B(d)]
[subsection 611(2)--Table--column 3B--item 2]
[subsection 660YCJ(2)--Table--column 3B--item 2]
[subsection 680(3)--Table--column 3B--item 2]
[subsection 733(3)--Table--column 3B--item 2]
[subsection 500Q(3)--Table--Column 3B--item 1]

32.

Assets value limit for social security benefit for homeowner who is partnered (partner getting pension or benefit)

benefit "partnered" (item 3) homeowner AVL

[subsection 611(2)--Table--column 3A--item 3]
[subsection 660YCJ(2)--Table--column 3A--item 3]
[subsection 680(3)--Table--column 3A--item 3]
[subsection 733(3)--Table--column 3A--item 3]
[subsection 771HF(2)--Table--column 3--item 1]
[subsection 500Q(3)--Table--Column 3A--item 2]

33.

Assets value limit for social security benefit for non-homeowner who is partnered (partner getting pension or benefit)

benefit "partnered" (item 3) non-homeowner AVL

[subsection 611(2)--Table--column 3B--item 3]
[subsection 660YCJ(2)--Table--column 3B--item 3]
[subsection 680(3)--Table--column 3B--item 3]
[subsection 733(3)--Table--column 3B--item 3]
[subsection 771HF(2)--Table--column 3--item 2]
[subsection 500Q(3)--Table--Column 3B--item 2]

34.

Assets value limit for some illness separated special residents

special illness separated special resident AVL

[paragraph 1152(5)(g)]
[paragraph 1153(3)(e)]
[paragraph 1154(2)(f)]

35.

Assets value limit of special disability trust (see section 1209Y)

special disability trust AVL

[subsection 1209Y(3)]

36.

exempt funeral investment threshold

exempt funeral investment threshold

[paragraph 19E(1)(b)]

 

Income limits

 

 

36A.

seniors health card income limit

seniors health card income limit

[Point 1071-12--table--column 3--all amounts]

 

Pension bonus

 

 

37.

Pension supplement component for pension bonus

Pension supplement component for pension bonus

[subsection 93H(4)--all amounts]

 

Permissible child earnings

 

 

40.

Amount that child who is not in full-time education and under 16 can earn from employment without ceasing to be a dependent child

permissible child earnings limit (child aged under 16 years)

[paragraph 5(3)(c)]

40A.

Amount that a young person who has turned 16, but not 22, can earn in a financial year without ceasing to be a student child, dependent child or secondary pupil child

Permissible child earnings limit (child aged 16 to 21 years)

[paragraphs 5(1A)(b) and (4)(b) and 5F(b)]

44.

Pharmaceutical allowance

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security pension and is not a member of a couple

Pension PA "single" rate

[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-D8--Table--column 3--item 1]

[Pension Rate Calculator E--point 1066B-D8--Table--column 3--item 1]

[Pension PP (Single) Rate Calculator--point 1068A-C7]

45.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security benefit and is not a member of a couple

Benefit PA "single" rate

[Benefit Rate Calculator B--point 1068-D10--Table--column 3--item 1]

46.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security pension and has a partner

Pension PA "partnered" (item 2) rate

[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-D8--Table--column 3--item 2]

[Pension Rate Calculator E--point 1066B-D8--Table--column 3--item 2]

47.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security benefit and who has a partner

Benefit PA "partnered" (item 2) rate

[Benefit Rate Calculator B--point 1068-D10--Table--column 3--item 2]
[Benefit PP (Partnered) Rate Calculator--point 1068B-E8--Table E--column 3--item 1]

48.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security pension and is a member of an illness separated or respite care couple

Pension PA "illness separated or respite care" rate

[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-D8--Table--column 3--items 3 and 4]

[Pension Rate Calculator E--point 1066B-D8--Table--column 3--items 3 and 4]

49.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security benefit and is a member of an illness separated or respite care couple

Benefit PA "illness separated or respite care" rate

[Benefit Rate Calculator B--point 1068-D10--Table--column 3--items 4 and 5]
[Benefit PP (Partnered) Rate Calculator--point 1068B-E8--Table E--column 3--items 2 and 3]

49A.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security pension and has a partner who is getting a service pension

Pension PA "partnered" (item 5) rate

[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-D8--Table--column 3--item 5]

[Pension Rate Calculator E--point 1066B-D8--Table--column 3--item 5]

49B.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security benefit and has a partner who is getting a service pension

Benefit PA "Partnered (partner getting service pension)" rate

[Benefit Rate Calculator B--point 1068-D10--Table--column 3--item 6]

[Benefit PP (Partnered) Rate Calculator--point 1068B-E8--Table--column 3--item 4]

49C.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person:

(a) who is receiving a social security pension; and

(b) is a member of a couple; and

(c)  whose partner is in gaol

Pension PA "partnered" (item 6) rate

[Pension Rate Calculator D--point 1066A-D8--Table--column 3--item 6]
[Pension Rate Calculator E--point 1066B-D8--Table--column 3--item 6]

49D.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who is receiving a social security benefit and has a partner who is in gaol

Benefit PA "partnered" (item 7) rate

[Benefit Rate Calculator B--point 1068-D10--Table--column 3--item 7]
[Benefit PP (Partnered) Rate Calculator--point 1068B-E8--Table E--column 3--item 5]

49E.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who:

(a) is receiving a youth allowance or an austudy payment; and

(b) is not a member of a couple

PA (YA/AP) single rate

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-C3--Table C--item 1--column 3]
[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-C3--Table C--item 1--column 3]

49F.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who:

(a) is receiving a youth allowance or an austudy payment; and

(b) is partnered

PA (YA/AP) partnered (item 49F) rate

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-C3--Table C--item 2--column 3]
[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-C3--Table C--item 2--column 3]

49G.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who:

(a) is receiving a youth allowance or an austudy payment; and

(b) is a member of an illness separated couple or a respite care couple

PA (YA/AP) (item 49G) rate

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-C3--Table C--items 3 and 4--column 3]
[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-C3--Table C--items 3 and 4--column 3]

49H.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who:

(a) is receiving a youth allowance or an austudy payment; and

(b) is partnered (partner getting service pension)

PA (YA/AP) (item 49H) rate

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-C3--Table C--item 5--column 3]
[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-C3--Table C--item 5--column 3]

49J.

Rate of pharmaceutical allowance for a person who:

(a) is receiving a youth allowance or an austudy payment; and

(b) is partnered (partner in gaol)

PA (YA/AP) (item 49J) rate

[Youth Allowance Rate Calculator--point 1067G-C3--Table C--item 6--column 3]
[Austudy Payment Rate Calculator--point 1067L-C3--Table C--item 6--column 3]

50.

Rate of telephone allowance for a person who is not a member of a couple

TA "single" rate

[section 1061S--Table--column 3--item 1]

51.

Rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting neither pension nor benefit

TA "partnered" (item 3) rate

[section 1061S--Table--column 3--item 3]

52.

Rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting pension or benefit but not getting telephone allowance

TA "partnered" (item 4) rate

[section 1061S--Table--column 3--item 4]

53.

Rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting pension or benefit and getting telephone allowance

TA "partnered" (item 5) rate

[section 1061S--Table--column 3--item 5]

54.

Rate of telephone allowance for a member of an illness separated or respite care couple

TA "partnered" (item 6) rate

[section 1061S--Table--column 3--item 6]

55.

Rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is not getting veterans supplement or MRCA supplement

TA "partnered" (item 7) rate

section 1061S--Table--column 3--item 7

56.

Rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting veterans supplement or MRCA supplement

TA "partnered" (item 8) rate

section 1061S--Table--column 3--item 8

56AA.

Rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is in gaol

TA "partnered" (item 9) rate

section 1061S--Table--column 3--item 9

56AB.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a person who is not a member of a couple and has home internet

TA (internet) "single" rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 1

56AC.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting neither pension nor benefit and the person has home internet

TA (internet) "partnered" (item 3) rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 3

56AD.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting pension or benefit but not getting telephone allowance and the person has home internet

TA (internet) "partnered" (item 4) rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 4

56AE.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting pension or benefit and getting telephone allowance at the increased rate and the person has home internet

TA (internet) "partnered" (item 5) rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 5

56AF.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a member of an illness separated or respite care couple and the person has home internet

TA (internet) "partnered" (item 6) rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 6

56AG.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is not getting veterans supplement or MRCA supplement and the person has home internet

TA (internet) "partnered" (item 7) rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 7

56AH.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting veterans supplement or MRCA supplement and the person has home internet

TA (internet) "partnered" (item 8) rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 8

56AI.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is in gaol and the person has home internet

TA (internet) "partnered" (item 9) rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 9

56AJ.

Increased rate of telephone allowance for a person with a partner where the partner is getting pension or benefit and getting telephone allowance at the standard rate and the person has home internet

TA (internet) "partnered" (item 10) rate

section 1061SA--Table--column 3--item 10

56A.

Rate of utilities allowance for a person who is not a member of a couple

UA "single" rate

[section 1061TB--Table--column 3--item 1]

56B.

Rate of utilities allowance for a member of an illness separated couple

UA "partnered" (item 2) rate

[section 1061TB--Table--column 3--item 2]

56C.

Rate of utilities allowance for a member of a respite care couple

UA "partnered" (item 3) rate

[section 1061TB--Table--column 3--item 3]

56D.

Rate of utilities allowance for a member of a temporarily separated couple

UA "partnered" (item 4) rate

[section 1061TB--Table--column 3--item 4]

 

Mobility allowance

 

 

57.

mobility allowance for a person qualified under section 1035

MA rate (standard)

[subsection 1044(1)]

58.

mobility allowance for a person qualified under section 1035A

MA rate (increased)

[subsection 1044(1A)]

 

Deeming thresholds

 

 

63.

Deeming threshold for a person who is not a member of a couple

Deeming threshold individual

Subsection 1081(1)

64.

Deeming threshold for a pensioner couple

Deeming threshold pensioner couple

Subsection 1081(2)

 

Attribution threshold

 

 

65.

Primary production attribution threshold

Primary production attribution threshold

Section 1208U

 

Maximum transitional pension rates

 

 

66.

Maximum transitional pension rates

Maximum transitional pension rates

Subparagraph 146(4)(a)(i) of Schedule 1A

 

Amounts related to scholarships

 

 

67.

threshold amount

scholarship threshold amount

subsection 8(8AB)

69.

relocation scholarship payment amount

relocation scholarship payment amount

subsections 592L(1), (3) and (4)

 

Student start-up loans

 

 

69A.

student start-up loan amount

student start-up loan amount

section 1061ZVBD

 

Essential medical equipment payment

 

 

70.

essential medical equipment payment

EMEP

section 917G

Note:          Indexing the PS minimum rate will also result in the indexation of the rate of quarterly pension supplement (see section 1061VB).



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