# 5.2.5.40 UK invalidity benefit - March 1989 to November 1996

## Summary

This topic contains historical rates for UK invalidity benefit from 16 March 1989 to 18 June 1992. This topic contains the following tables:

Table Number Explanation
1 Rates for a recipient WITHOUT children
2 Rates for a partnered (1.1.P.85) recipient WITH children
3 Exchange rate - 9 December 1976 to 19 February 1987
4 Exchange rate - 4 February 1988 to 28 November 1996

## Table 1: Rates for a recipient WITHOUT children

The following table shows the UK invalidity benefit for a recipient WITHOUT children. Payment rates are shown in dollars per fortnight. Exchange rates show the value of \$A1.00 in Pounds Sterling.

Date Exchange rate Single Partnered
16/03/1989 0.4800 329.20 329.20
12/10/1989 0.5000 211.20 316.00
15/03/1990 0.4500 234.70 351.10
10/05/1990 0.4513 252.16 377.13
05/07/1990 0.4574 248.80 372.10
27/09/1990 0.4286 265.52 397.11
20/12/1990 0.4165 273.23 408.64
28/03/1991 0.4069 310.15 463.75
20/06/1991 0.4477 281.90 421.50
26/09/1991 0.4720 267.40 399.80
19/12/1991 0.4643 271.80 406.40
26/03/1992 0.4159 316.00 472.50
18/06/1992 0.4383 299.80 448.30

## Table 2: Rates for a partnered recipient WITH children

The following table shows the UK invalidity benefit for a partnered recipient WITH children. Rates are shown in dollars per fortnight.

Date Exchange rate Number of children
1 2 3 4 5 6
16/03/1989 0.4800 366.50 403.80 441.00 478.30 515.60 552.90
12/10/1989 0.5000 351.80 387.60 423.40 459.20 495.00 530.80
15/03/1990 0.4500 390.90 430.70 470.40 510.20 550.00 589.80
10/05/1990 0.4513 419.90 462.66 505.43 548.19 590.96 633.72
05/07/1990 0.4574 414.30 456.49 498.69 540.88 583.08 625.27
27/09/1990 0.4286 442.14 487.17 532.20 577.23 622.26 667.29
20/12/1990 0.4165 454.98 501.32 547.66 594.00 640.34 686.67
28/03/1991 0.4069 516.34 568.94 621.53 674.12 726.71 779.31
20/06/1991 0.4477 469.30 517.10 564.90 612.70 660.50 708.30
26/09/1991 0.4720 445.20 490.50 535.90 581.20 626.50 671.90
19/12/1991 0.4643 452.50 498.60 544.70 590.80 636.90 683.00
26/03/1992 0.4159 524.70 576.80 629.00 681.20 733.40 785.50
18/06/1992
Note C
0.4383 497.80 547.30 596.90 646.40 695.90 745.40

### Notes for Table 2

Notes Explanation
A When applying the formula on other dates, the notional exchange rate for that date/s, shown in the following blocks, must be used. Each time the UK notional exchange rate was varied, a National Instruction setting out UK invalidity benefit rates in \$A was also issued.
B A revised Agreement with the UK came into effect on pension payday 2 July 1992. Under the revised agreement reciprocal coverage for DSP was no longer included. However, where an Australian DSP was paid under the previous agreement (with its rate limited to the rate of UK indefinite sickness benefit) that pension can continue to be paid but the rate is assessed in accordance with the usual rating provisions of the Act.
C Payday 18 June 1992 is the last rate update.

## Table 3: Exchange rate - 9 December 1976 to 19 February 1987

The following table shows the exchange rate for one Pound Sterling to \$A from 9 December 1976 to 19 February 1987.

Date of effect Australian dollars
09/12/1976 1.60
31/03/1977 1.49
21/07/1977 1.55
02/02/1978 1.60
30/03/1978 1.68
06/07/1978 1.60
18/01/1979 1.72
10/05/1979 1.85
27/09/1979 1.95
27/03/1980 2.05
12/02/1981 2.00
04/06/1981 1.80
16/07/1981 1.70
27/08/1981 1.60
22/10/1981 1.55
03/12/1981 1.60
25/02/1982 1.65
26/08/1982 1.70
02/12/1982 1.75
30/12/1982 1.65
10/02/1983 1.60
07/04/1983 1.70
21/04/1983 1.65
02/06/1983 1.75
06/10/1983 1.70
15/12/1983 1.60
09/02/1984 1.55
22/03/1984 1.50
23/08/1984 1.55
18/10/1984 1.45
07/02/1985 1.40
18/04/1985 1.55
30/05/1985 1.85
08/08/1985 1.95
28/11/1985 2.00
09/01/1986 2.15
20/02/1986 1.95
03/04/1986 2.00
26/06/1986 2.05
24/07/1986 2.15
07/08/1986 2.30
18/09/1986 2.40
16/10/1986 2.30
27/11/1986 2.15
19/02/1987 2.25

## Table 4: Exchange rate - 4 February 1988 to 28 November 1996

From 4 February, the exchange rate between \$A and Pounds Sterling was expressed differently. The following table shows the exchange rate for \$A1.00 to Pounds Sterling from 4 February 1988 to 28 November 1996.

Date Pound Sterling
04/02/1988 0.4000
26/05/1988 0.4150
07/07/1988 0.4500
21/07/1988 0.4750
16/02/1989 0.4900
02/03/1989 0.5200
16/03/1989 0.4800
12/10/1989 0.5000
15/03/1990 0.4500
10/05/1990 0.4513
05/07/1990 0.4574
27/09/1990 0.4286
20/12/1990 0.4165
28/03/1991 0.4069
20/06/1991 0.4477
26/09/1991 0.4720
19/12/1991 0.4643
26/03/1992 0.4159
18/06/1992 0.4383
24/09/1992 0.3914
19/11/1992 0.4485
25/02/1993 0.4707
08/04/1993 0.4910
06/05/1993 0.4693
17/06/1993 0.4499
26/08/1993 0.4639
07/10/1993 0.4277
04/11/1993 0.4399
18/11/1993 0.4559
10/02/1994 0.4708
10/03/1994 0.4902
28/07/1994 0.4762
17/11/1994 0.4576
01/12/1994 0.4723
15/12/1994 0.4898
09/03/1995 0.4770
20/04/1995 0.4576
07/09/1995 0.4774
05/10/1995 0.4899
04/04/1996 0.5050
02/05/1996 0.5191
05/09/1996 0.5059
28/11/1996 0.4873
Last reviewed: 12 August 2019