1.1.M.53 Maximum basic rate (MBR) of entitlement

Definition

The MBR of entitlement is the maximum basic rate of pension, benefit, allowance or payment, usually subject to means testing, before the application of any income test, assets test or parental income test.

It does not include any additional payments such as:

  • pension supplement,
  • energy supplement,
  • rent assistance,
  • telephone allowance, or
  • pharmaceutical allowance.

Each pension, benefit or allowance is calculated using one of the rate calculators in SSAct Chapter 3. Refer to the relevant rate calculator for specific details for each payment type.

Act reference: SSAct section 1061EM Qualification for special employment advance, section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts

Policy reference: SS Guide 5.4.6 Special Employment Advance Payments

Last reviewed: 2 January 2015