5.2.7.10 DVA Rates - March 1991 to December 1991

Summary

Notes to the tables in this topic appear at the end of the topic. This topic contains the following 3 tables:

Table Number Explanation
1 DVA rates from 20 March 1991
2 Disability Pension percentage rates from 20 March 1991
3 DVA rates from 3 October 1991

Table 1: DVA rates from 20 March 1991

This table shows the rates in dollars per fortnight (pf).

Payment Rate Comment
Special Rate, Totally Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) 554.10 Note A
Intermediate 381.70 Note A
Extreme Disability Adjustment (EDA) 313.50 Note A, Note C
Disability pension, general rate (100%) 209.00 Note A
VEA Section 27(1) amputees Items 1- 6 345.10 Note A
Item 7 112.50 Note B
Item 8 75.90 Note B
Item 9 65.20 Note B
Item 10 65.20 Note B
Item 11 32.60 Note B
Item 12 17.10 Note B
Item 13 32.60 Note B
Item 14 17.10 Note B
Item 15 25.20 Note B
War Widow's Pension (WWP) 301.60 Note D
Domestic Allowance 24.00/325.60 Note A, Note F
Orphan's Pension - Single 51.50 Note E
Orphan's Pension - Double 103.00 Note E

Table 2: Disability Pension percentage rates from 20 March 1991

These rates are frozen rates from 1973. No more grants were made after 1985. This table shows the rates in dollars per fortnight (pf).

Percentage of Pension Wife Child
10 0.81 0.28
15 1.22 0.41
20 1.62 0.55
25 2.03 0.69
30 2.43 0.83
35 2.84 0.96
40 3.24 1.10
40 3.65 1.24
50 4.05 1.38
55 4.46 1.51
60 4.86 1.65
65 5.27 1.79
70 5.67 1.93
75 6.08 2.06
80 6.48 2.20
85 6.89 2.34
90 7.29 2.48
95 7.70 2.61
100 8.10 2.75

Table 3: DVA rates from 3 October 1991

If a rate does not appear in this date range, the most recent earlier rate applies. These rates are indexed each September. This table shows the rates in dollars per fortnight (pf).

VEA Section 27(1)(amputees) Item Rate
7 116.30
8 78.50
9 67.40
10 67.40
11 33.70
12 17.70
13 33.70
14 17.70
15 26.10

Notes for Table 1

Service Pensions are the same rate as Age Pensions.

Notes

Explanation

A These rates are indexed each March and September.
B These rates are indexed each September.
C

EDA payment was introduced on 1 December 1988. It is payable to extremely disabled veterans who:

  • are receiving 100% Disability Pension,
  • have reached retiring age,
  • are not receiving an Intermediate or Special Rate Pension, and
  • satisfy medical criteria.

The EDA is payable at 50% of the general rate and is treated as income for social security purposes.

D From 1 November 1986, Social Security Pension is payable subject to a ceiling of $120.10 a fortnight to recipients of WWP.
E These rates are indexed each January.
F Domestic allowance is now absorbed into the basic pension, but still shown separately by DVA.

Act reference: SSAct section 8(1)-'income', section 23(1)-'service pension', section 23(1)-'social security pension'

Last reviewed: 7 November 2016