SpB - current rates

Current rates

The current maximum rates for SpB are common rates, see Common benefit rates. The rate of SpB is a discretionary rate. However, the rate of SpB cannot exceed the rate of JSP, YA or Austudy that would be payable to the person if they were qualified. For information on the appropriate rate of SpB see

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

See Common benefit rates.

Timing of payments

See Common benefit rates.

Act reference: SSAct section 746(1) Rate of SpB, section 1189 Analysis of Part, section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts, section 1191 CPI Indexation Table, section 1192 Indexation of amounts, section 1193 Indexation factor, section 1194 Rounding off indexed amounts

Policy reference: SS Guide Special benefit (SpB) - description, 3.7.1 SpB - qualification & payability

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020