5.2.1.30 Married unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date

Summary

These rates also applied to NSA, SA and PA as they were introduced or replaced former payments.

This topic contains the following 2 rates tables:

Table Number Explanation
1 Married with partner unemployment benefit & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date
2 Additional benefit for partner - November 1984 to September 1993

Table 1: Married with partner unemployment benefit & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date

This table shows the rates in dollars per week (pw).

Date Rate ($ pw)
01/11/1984 76.65
01/05/1985 78.65
01/11/1985 81.65
01/05/1986 85.15
01/11/1986 85.15
15/12/1986 88.55
01/01/1987 88.55
13/06/1987 93.50
13/12/1987 96.75
13/06/1988 100.05
13/12/1988 103.55
13/06/1989 107.70
15/11/1989 111.35
18/04/1990 117.70
20/09/1990 121.60 Note A
20/03/1991 125.75
20/03/1992 127.65 Note B
20/09/1992 127.65
28/01/1993 130.15
20/09/1993 131.85
20/03/1994 132.65
20/09/1994 134.10 Note C
20/03/1995 136.00
20/09/1995 140.10
20/03/1996 142.90
20/09/1996 144.45
20/03/1997 145.05
20/09/1997 145.05
20/03/1998 145.05
20/09/1998 145.55
20/03/1999 146.90
20/09/1999 147.35
20/03/2000 149.55
01/07/2000 155.55
20/09/2000 158.20
20/03/2001 161.40
20/09/2001 164.45
20/03/2002 166.40
20/09/2002 169.05
20/03/2003 171.40
20/09/2003 173.65
20/03/2004 175.55
20/09/2004 178.00
20/03/2005 180.15
20/09/2005 182.50
20/03/2006 185.25
20/09/2006 189.90
20/03/2007 191.40
20/09/2007 193.90
20/03/2008 197.20
20/09/2008 202.70
20/03/2009 204.50
20/09/2009 205.75
20/03/2010 208.85
20/09/2010 212.00
20/03/2011 214.35
20/09/2011 219.70
20/03/2012 221.00
20/09/2012 222.35
20/03/2013 224.35 Note D
20/09/2013 226.15 Note D
20/03/2014 230.45 Note D
20/09/2014 232.75 Note D
20/03/2015 234.40 Note D
20/09/2015 236.30 Note D
20/03/2016 238.20 Note D
20/09/2016 238.70 Note D
20/03/2017 241.80 Note D
20/09/2017 243.25 Note D
20/03/2018 246.40 Note D
20/09/2018 248.35 Note D
20/03/2019 250.85 Note D
20/09/2019 252.35 Note D

Notes for Table 1

Note Explanation
A Up to 20 September 1990 this was the maximum rate paid to married recipients regardless of age or number of children. From 20 September 1990 this rate is applicable where a married couple were both over 21 years or had a dependent child (1.1.D.70). For recipients under the age of 21 years without children the rate was restricted to an age based rate.
B Recipients granted with effect from 20 March 1992 (job search allowance (JSA), NSA, SA and SpB) and 26 March 1992 (pensions) with an ineligible partner paid at half married rate. Recipients with an ineligible partner imprisoned or in psychiatric confinement because he or she is charged with committing an offence still paid at the equivalent to single rate.
C From September 1994, dependent partners of JSA, NSA, SA and SpB recipients received PA paid directly to them.
D An amount of ES may be payable in addition to this rate (see 5.1.10.20).

Table 2: Additional benefit for partner - November 1984 to September 1994

This table shows the rates in dollars per week.

Date Rate ($ pw)
01/11/1984 76.65
01/05/1985 78.65
01/11/1985 81.65
01/05/1986 85.15
01/11/1986 85.15
15/12/1986 88.55
01/01/1987 88.55
13/06/1987 93.50
13/12/1987 96.75
13/06/1988 100.05
13/12/1988 103.55
13/06/1989 107.70
15/11/1989 111.35
18/04/1990 117.70
20/09/1990 121.60 Note E
20/03/1991 125.75
20/03/1992 127.65
20/09/1992 127.65
28/01/1993 130.15
20/09/1993 131.85
20/03/1994 132.65
20/09/1994 134.10 Note F

Notes for Table 2

Note Explanation
E From 20 September 1990 the only recipients who could attract this rate were partners who were over 21 years or had children.
F From September 1994, dependent partners of JSA, NSA, SA and SpB recipients received PA paid directly to them. See Table 1.
Last reviewed: 20 September 2019