Rent Assistance (No Dependent Children)

No payment if rent (per fortnight) is below:

 

Date Single Couple
both eligible
Couple
one eligible
Couple
illness separated
20/3/2014 112.00 182.40 182.40 112.00
20/9/2013 110.00 179.00 179.00 110.00
20/3/2013 109.20 177.60 177.60 109.20
20/9/2012 107.40 174.80 174.80 107.40
20/3/2012 106.80 173.80 173.80 106.80
20/9/2011 106.20 172.80 172.80 106.20
20/3/2011 103.60 168.60 168.60 103.60
20/9/2010 102.40 166.80 166.80 102.40
20/3/2010 100.80 164.40 164.40 100.80
20/9/2009 99.40 162.00 162.00 99.40
20/3/2009 98.80 161.00 161.00 98.80
20/9/2008 98.00 159.60 159.60 98.00
20/3/2008 95.40 155.20 155.20 95.40
20/9/2007 93.80 152.60 152.60 93.80
20/3/2007 92.60 150.60 150.60 92.60
20/9/2006 91.80 149.40 149.40 91.80
20/3/2006 89.60 145.80 145.80 89.60

 

and the maximum rate of rent assistance is (per fortnight):

 

Date Single Couple
both eligible
Couple
one eligible
Couple
illness separated
20/3/2014 126.40 118.80 118.80 126.40
20/9/2013 124.00 116.60 116.60 124.00
20/3/2013 123.00 115.60 115.60 123.00
20/9/2012 121.00 113.80 113.80 121.00
20/3/2012 120.20 113.20 113.20 120.20
20/9/2011 119.40 112.60 112.60 119.40
20/3/2011 116.40 109.80 109.80 116.40
20/9/2010 115.20 108.60 108.60 115.20
20/3/2010 113.40 107.00 107.00 113.40
20/9/2009 111.80 105.40 105.40 111.80
20/3/2009 111.20 104.80 104.80 111.20
20/9/2008 110.20 103.80 103.80 110.20
20/3/2008 107.20 101.00 101.00 107.20
20/9/2007 105.40 99.40 99.40 105.40
20/3/2007 104.00 98.20 98.20 104.00
20/9/2006 103.20 97.40 97.40 103.20
20/3/2006 100.60 95.00 95.00 100.60

 

 

Commonwealth Senior Health Card

 

Date Single Couple
both eligible
Couple
one eligible
Couple
illness separated
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC):
20/9/2014 To be CPI indexed
30/6/2014 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
30/6/2013 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
30/6/2012 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
30/6/2011 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
30/6/2010 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
30/6/2009 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
30/6/2008 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
30/6/2007 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
30/6/2006 50,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 80,000 p.a. 100,000 p.a.
Seniors Concession Allowance (per annum paid pro-rata):
20/3/2014 876.00 1320.80 660.40 876.20 each
20/9/2013 858.00 1294.80 647.40 858.00 each
20/3/2013 852.80 1284.40 642.20 852.80 each
20/9/2012 845.00 1274.00 637.00 845.00 each
20/3/2012 842.40 1268.80 634.40 842.40 each
20/9/2011  837.20 1263.60 631.80 837.20 each
20/3/2011  816.40 1232.40 616.20 816.40 each
20/9/2010 795.60 1201.20 600.60 795.60 each
20/3/2010 795.60 1201.20 600.60 795.60 each
20/9/2009 785.20 1185.60 592.80 785.20 each

The Clean Energy Supplement is paid in addition — see Age Pension page for details. CSHC holders are paid the seniors supplement until 20 September 2014. After that they will only receive the Energy Supplement.

It was announced in the May 2014 Federal Budget that the income limits for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card will be indexed by CPI and that untaxed income will be included in the eligibility assessment from 1 January 2015. All superannuation account based income streams held by CSHC before 1 January 2015 will be grandfathered under existing rules.