5.2.3.20 Widow Class A & Supporting Parent's Benefit (Sole Parent Pension)  Additional Payments from October 1956 to January 1993
Rates
This table shows the rates in dollars per annum.
Date Note A 
Child's Allowance & Additional pension for children ($ p.a.)  Mother's or Guardian's (1.1.G.80) Allowance ($ p.a.)  RA ($ p.a) Note S 

16/10/1956  52 Note B     
28/10/1958  52    52 Note C 
10/10/1961  78    52 
08/10/1963  78 Note D  208 Note D  52 
19/10/1965  78 Note E  208  104 Note F 
01/10/1968  130 Note G  208  104 
30/09/1969  130 or 182 Note H  208 or 312 Note I  104 
12/10/1971  234  208 or 312  104 
10/10/1972  234  208 or 312  208 
27/03/1973  234 Note J  208 or 312  208 
09/10/1973  260  208 or 312  208 
05/11/1974  286  208 or 312  260 Note K 
06/05/1975  364  208 or 312  260 
04/11/1975  390  208 or 312  260 
09/11/1978  390 Note L  208 or 312  260 
08/11/1979  390  208 or 312  260 
06/11/1980  520  312 or 416  260 
11/02/1982  520  312 or 416  416 Note M 
04/11/1982  520  312 or 416  520 Note N 
03/11/1983  624  312 or 416  520 
03/05/1984  624  416 Note O  520 
01/11/1984  728  520  780 Note P 
21/03/1985  728  520  780 Note Q 
14/11/1985  832  520  780 
09/01/1986  832 or 728 Note S  520  780 
01/05/1986  832 or 728  624  780 
13/11/1986  884 or 728  624  780 
25/12/1986  884 or 728  624  780 Note R 
08/01/1987  884 or 728 Note T  624  780 
09/07/1987  884 or 728  624  780 Note U 
24/12/1987  1,456, 1,144 or 884 Note V  624  780 
22/12/1988  1,612, 1,248 or 884 Note W  624  780 
22/06/1989  1,612, 1,248 or 884  624  780 or 1,040 Note X Note Y 
06/07/1989  1,773.20, 1,248 or 884 Note Z  624  780 or 1,040 
21/12/1989  1,773.20, 1,248 or 884  624  1,040 or 1,300 
01/01/1990  1,833.00, 1,255.80 or 884 Note AA 
670.80 Note AA  1,040 or 1,300 
26/04/1990  1,833.00, 1,255.80 or 884  670.80  1,040 or 1,300 
27/09/1990  1,833.80, 1,255.80 or 884    1,560, 1,820 or 2,080 Note BB 
03/01/1991  2,009.80, 1,378.80 or 884    1,560 or 1,820 or 2,080 Note CC 
28/03/1991  2,009.80, 1,378.80 or 884    1,612 or 1,820.40 or 2,254.20 Note DD 
02/01/1992  2,077.40, 1,424.80 or 884  746.20  1,612 or 1,820.40 or 2,254.20 Note DD 
26/03/1992  2,077.40, 1,424.80 or 884  746.20  1,635.40, 1,911 or 2,181.40 
03/04/1992  2,233.40, 1,580.80 or 884  746.20  1,635.40, 1,911, or 2,181.40 
24/09/1992  2,233.40, 1,580.80 or 884  746.20  1,635.40, 1,911.60 or 2,184.00 
01/01/1993  No longer payable Note EE 
Notes
These notes relate to Widow Class A & Supporting Parent's Benefit (Sole Parent Pension)  Additional Payments from October 1956 to January 1993.
Note  Explanation 

A  The dates on which the new rates applied. 
B  Additional pension was introduced for second and subsequent children of 16 years of age or under, in the widow's custody, care and control. 
C  RA was introduced for recipients paying rent (1.1.R.160) and entirely dependent upon pension. 
D  Child's allowance for the first child introduced, equal to the rate of additional pension for subsequent children. Additional pension for subsequent children was made payable up to end of year (31 December) in which the student child attained the age of 18 years. Mother's allowance/guardian allowance (GA) introduced. 
E  Student child  age limit raised to 21 years. 
F  RA  a means test was introduced. The maximum rate was reduced by the amount by which means as assessed exceeds $52.00. 
G  Child's allowance was abolished and additional pension for children substituted thus placing payments for all children of a recipient on the same basis. 
H  Additional pension for each child after the first increased to $182.00 per annum. 
I  Mother's allowance or GA increased from $208.00 per annum to $312.00 per annum where the recipient has a child under 6 years of age or an invalid child under 16 years of age requiring fulltime care. 
J  The previous upper limit of 21 years for a fulltime student to be classified as a qualifying child and to attract mother's allowance or GA and additional pension was removed. 
K  The increase applied subject to the principle that for payment of RA approved on or after 1 November 1974 the rate was not to exceed the amount of rent paid. No existing payment was to be reduced as a result of the adoption of this principle (savings provision). 
L  Additional pension for student children ceased at age 25 years. 
M  The maximum rate of RA (1.1.M.60) increased to $8.00 per week (one half was paid to each recipient member of a pensioner couple (SSAct section 9(1)'pensioner couple')) and the rules for payment changed. The rate of RA was:

N  The maximum rate of RA was increased to $10.00 per week. The rate of RA payable was:

O  Mother's allowance or GA paid at uniform rate regardless of age and health of children. 
P  The maximum rate of RA was increased to $15.00 per week. The rate of RA payable was:
The savings provision which applied on 1 February 1982 still applied. 
Q  From the introduction of the assets (1.1.A.290) test on 21 March 1985, persons whose rates were determined under the assets test were ineligible for RA. 
R  The lower rate of additional pension was payable for a child 16 years or over, where the child received payments under the Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme, or where payments under the Secondary Allowances Scheme were being made in respect of the child. 
S  From 25 December 1986 the rate of RA payable was:

T  The range of education allowances which resulted in the lower rate of additional pension being payable was amended from 8 January 1987 to: 
U  From 9 July 1987 RA became an increase to the basic rate of pension, rather than a separate entitlement. Also from 9 July 1987, the separate income test applying to RA was removed. 
V  From 24 December 1987 rates increased to:

W  From 22 December 1988 rates for dependent children (1.1.D.70) increased to:

X  In March 1989 supporting parent's benefit and class A widow's pension were amalgamated under the new title of sole parent pension. 
Y  From 22 June 1989, RA for recipients with dependent children increased by $5.00 per week to $20.00 per week. 
Z  From 6 July 1989 the rate of additional pension for 13 to 15 year olds increased to $34.10 per week, $1,773.20 per annum. 
AA  From 1 January 1990 additional pension for children apart from student children and mother's allowance or GA became subject to annual indexation (1.1.I.100). 
BB  From 26 June 1990 rates of RA increased by $5.00 per week, plus an additional increase of $5.00 per week for recipients with 3 or more children. 
CC  From 26 September 1990 rates of RA increased by $5.00 per week. 
DD  From 20 March 1991 RA became subject to twice yearly indexation (March and September). 
EE  From 1 January 1993, Additional pension for child, GA and RA became part of additional family payment (AFP). 