3.1.5.94 Calculating the amount of the one-off PBV - JSP recipients

Summary

This topic explains how to calculate the amount of the one-off PBV for a JSP recipient. This topic includes the following subjects:

  • calculating the one-off PBV for a recipient who is not pregnant
  • calculating the one-off PBV for a recipient who was pregnant when their partner died
  • determining the daily rate
  • verifying a pregnant woman's date of confinement.

Act reference: SSAct section 660LI Amount of payment

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.5.92 The one-off PBV for JSP & YA recipients

Calculating the amount of the one-off PBV for a recipient who is not pregnant

The following table shows the steps for calculating the one-off PBV amount for an eligible JSP recipient.

Step Action
1 Determine the daily rate of the person's JSP on the relevant day (1.1.R.120).
2 Multiply the daily rate by 14.
3 Multiply the result of step 2 by 4.5.
4 The result of step 3 is the amount of the one-off PBV payable to the person.

Calculating the one-off PBV for a recipient who was pregnant when their partner died

The following table shows the steps for calculating the one-off PBV amount for an eligible JSP recipient who was pregnant when their partner died.

Step Action
1 Determine the daily rate of the person's JSP on the relevant day.
2 Multiply the daily rate by 14.
3 Multiply the result of step 2 by 3.
4 Determine the relevant period (1.1.R.136) for the person.
5

Determine the additional amount based on the result of step 4.

  • If the relevant period is up to 14 weeks, the additional amount is $1,000.
  • If the relevant period is more than 14 weeks, use the table below to work out the additional amount.
6 Add the additional amount to the result of step 3.
7 The result of step 6 is the amount of one-off PBV payable to the person.

Additional amount

If the relevant period is … the additional amount is …
Up to 14 weeks $1,000
Up to 16 weeks $1,150
Up to 18 weeks $1,500
Up to 20 weeks $1,850
Up to 22 weeks $2,150
Up to 24 weeks $2,500
Up to 26 weeks $2,850
Up to 28 weeks $3,200
Up to 30 weeks $3,550
Up to 32 weeks $3,900
More than 32 weeks $4,250

Determining the daily rate

The amount of the one-off PBV is calculated using the person's daily rate on the relevant day.

The daily rate is the person's fortnightly rate of JSP, calculated according to the JSP rate calculator, divided by 14.

The fortnightly rate includes the person's MBR (1.1.M.53), pension supplement, ES, PhA, RA and RAA, where applicable.

Act reference: SSAct section 1068 Rate of WA, JSP (18 or over), SA (18 or over), PA, and MAA under Part 2.12B

Policy reference: SS Guide 5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates

Verifying a pregnant woman's date of confinement

To qualify for the one-off PBV under the provisions that apply to a woman who was pregnant when her partner died, a pregnant woman must verify her expected date of confinement.

Example: A woman can verify her expected date of confinement by providing a letter from her doctor or other medical evidence.

For a pregnant woman, the expected date of confinement is used to determine the relevant period, which starts on the day the woman's partner dies and ends when the child is born or the woman is no longer pregnant. The relevant period determines the period in which the woman must notify of her partner's death and the additional amount payable under the one-off PBV.

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.R.136 Relevant period (JSP, YA)

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020