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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1191

CPI Indexation Table

             (1)  An amount referred to in the following CPI Indexation Table below is to be indexed under this Division on each indexation day for the amount, using the reference quarter and base quarter for the amount and indexation day and rounding off to the nearest multiple of the rounding amount:

 

CPI Indexation Table

Column 1
Item

Column 2
Amount

Column 3
Indexation day(s)

Column 4
Reference quarter (most recent before indexation day)

Column 5
Base quarter

Column 6
Rounding base

 

Maximum basic rates

 

 

 

 

1.

pension MBR

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1979)

$2.60

1A.

PS rate

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2009)

$5.20

1B.

PS minimum rate

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2009)

$5.20

1C.

PS basic rate

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than December quarter 2008)

$2.60

2.

benefit MBR (ordinary)

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1979)

$0.10

3.

benefit MBR (junior or intermediate)

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1986)

$0.10

3A.

YA MBR

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1997)

$0.10

3B.

AP MBR

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1997)

$0.10

 

Child amounts

 

 

 

 

4.

additional child amounts

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1999)

$2.60

9.

CA rate

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1988)

$0.10

10.

DOP rate

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1988)

$0.10

11.

Rent assistance

MRA

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1979)

$0.20

12.

RTA

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1979)

$0.20

 

Income free areas

 

 

 

 

14.

pension free area

1 July

March

most recent March quarter before reference quarter

$52.00

14AA.

YA and austudy ordinary income free area

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2011)

$1.00

14AAA.

payment free area

1 July

March

most recent March quarter before reference quarter

$2.00

 

YA and austudy range reduction boundary

 

 

 

 

14AB.

YA and austudy range reduction boundary

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2011)

$1.00

14A.

CP income ceiling

1 January

June

most recent June quarter before reference quarter

not applicable--see subsection 1194(3A)

15.

student income bank balance limit

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2011)

$100.00

 

Assets value limits

 

 

 

 

18.

pension "single" homeowner AVL

1 July

December

most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

19.

pension "partnered" homeowner AVL

1 July

December

most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

20.

pension "partnered" non-
homeowner AVL

1 July

December

most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

20A.

CP AVL

1 January

June

most recent June quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

20B.

CP HAVL

1 January

June

most recent June quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

21.

benefit "single" homeowner AVL

1 July

December

most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

22.

benefit "partnered" (item 3) homeowner AVL

1 July

December

most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

23.

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

1 July

December

most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

25.

special disability trust AVL

1 July

December

most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

26.

exempt funeral investment threshold

1 July

December

most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

 

Income limits

 

 

 

 

26A.

seniors health card income limit

20 September

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2013)

$1.00

 

Pension bonus

 

 

 

 

27.

Pension supplement component for pension bonus

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2008)

$2.60

 

Permissible child earnings

 

 

 

 

28.

permissible child earnings limit (child aged under 16 years)

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1986)

$0.05

28A.

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

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1986)

$0.05

 

Pharmaceutical allowance

 

 

 

 

31.

Benefit PA "partnered" (item 2) rate

1 January

September

highest September quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than September quarter 1991)

$0.10

32.

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

1 January

September

highest September quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than September quarter 1991)

$0.10

33.

TA "single" rate

20 September

June

most recent June quarter before reference quarter

$0.80

33AAA.

TA (internet) "single" rate

20 September

June

most recent June quarter before reference quarter

$0.80

33AAB.

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

20 September

June

most recent June quarter before reference quarter

$0.80

33AA.

UA "single" rate

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1991)

$0.40

33AB.

UA "partnered" (item 2) rate

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1991)

$0.40

33AC.

UA "partnered" (item 3) rate

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1991)

$0.40

33AD.

UA "partnered" (item 4) rate

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 1991)

$0.40

33A.

PA (YA/AP) partnered (item 49F) rate

PA (YA/AP) (item 49H) rate

1 January

September

highest September quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than Sept quarter 1997)

$0.10

 

Mobility allowance

 

 

 

 

34.

MA rate (standard)

1 January

June

highest June quarter before the reference quarter (but not earlier than June 1991 quarter)

$0.10

34A.

MA rate (increased)

1 January

June

highest June quarter before the reference quarter (but not earlier than June 2006 quarter)

$0.10

 

Deeming thresholds

 

 

 

 

35.

Deeming threshold individual

1 July

March

highest March quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than March 1994 quarter)

$200.00

36.

Deeming threshold pensioner couple

1 July

March

highest March quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than March 1994 quarter)

$200.00

 

Primary production attribution threshold

 

 

 

 

37.

Primary production attribution threshold

1 July

December

Most recent December quarter before reference quarter

$250.00

 

Maximum transitional pension rates

 

 

 

 

38.

Maximum transitional pension rates

(a) 20 March

(b) 20 September

(a) December

(b) June

highest June or December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2008)

$2.60

 

Amounts related to scholarships

 

 

 

 

39.

scholarship threshold amount

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2009)

$1.00

41.

relocation scholarship payment amount

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2009)

$1.00

 

Student start-up loans

 

 

 

 

41A.

student start-up loan amount

1 January

June

highest June quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than June quarter 2016)

$1.00

 

Essential medical equipment payment

 

 

 

 

42.

EMEP

1 July

December

highest December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than the December quarter of 2011)

$1.00

Highest quarter

             (2)  A reference in the CPI Indexation Table to the highest of a group of quarters is a reference to the quarter in that group that has the highest index number.



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