Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for BVA Recipients

Other departmental benefits

BVA recipients MAY also qualify for the following benefits, if they meet the relevant qualification criteria:

  • rent assistance,
  • pension supplement,
  • remote area allowance,
  • clean energy advance,
  • clean energy supplement,
  • crisis payment, and
  • pensioner concession card.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.8.1 RA - Qualification & Payability, 3.12.1 Pension Supplement - Qualification & Payability, 3.8.8 RAA - Qualification & Payability, 3.7.4 CrP - qualification & payability, 3.9.2 PCC - Qualification Provisions, 3.15.1 CEA - Qualification & Payability, 3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability

Employment incentives

BVA recipients may receive the following employment incentives:

  • access to working credits,
  • payment of certain supplementary benefits during the employment income nil rate period,
  • continued use of their PCC for a certain period, and
  • able to have their payment resumed during the employment income nil rate period if they report a fall in income sufficient for BVA to be payable again.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(4A) Despite subsection (4)…, section 23(4AA) For the purposes of subsection (4A)…, section 1061ZEA Further extended qualification rule: loss of payment because of employment income (PCC)

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.11 Working Credit, 3.1.12 Employment Income Nil Rate Period, PCC due to Employment

Last reviewed: 2 January 2018