5.1.7.30 PES - Current Rate

Current rate

There are 2 rates of PES, $62.40 or $31.20 per fortnight (pf):

Student circumstances Current rate pf

Study-load of less than 50% of the normal full-time study-load, unless the person is receiving:

  • disability support pension, or
  • invalidity service pension, or
  • war widow/er pension (with a dependent child) also receiving an income support supplement on the ground that the person is permanently incapacitated for work, or
  • YA, NSA or PPP and has a partial capacity to work.
$31.20
All other students $62.40

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

This rate is not indexed.

Timing of payment

Payments are made fortnightly in arrears.

Act reference: SSAct section 1061PZG Rate of PES

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.2.7.30 Pensioner Education Supplement (PES) - Description, 3.8.3.10 Qualification for PES, 3.8.3.40 PES Concessional Study-load Students

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015