5.2.9.30 Clean Energy Supplement - Historical Rates

Historical rates

This table shows the historical rates for the clean energy supplement (CES). The CES is a supplementary payment for qualified government payment recipients.

From 20 September 2014 the ES replaced the CES. From 20 March 2017, the ES was closed to new CSHC holders. Refer to 3.15.2.30 for more details.

Qualifying payment type Annual CES rate
20/03/2013 20/09/13 20/03/14
Pensions (including over age pension age allowees and BVA recipients)
  • single
  • partnered (each)

 

$351.00
$265.20

 

$356.20
$267.80

 

$361.40
$273.00

Seniors supplement/CSHC holders (Note A)
  • single
  • partnered (each)

 

$351.00
$265.20

 

$356.20
$267.80

 

$361.40
$273.00

Allowance rates (NSA, WA, PA, SA)
  • single - no children
  • single with dependent child/ren
  • single, 60 or over, after 9 continuous months on payment
  • partnered (each)
  • single, principal carer of a dependent child (granted an exemption from activity test for foster caring/home schooling/distance education/large family)

 

$218.40
$236.60
$236.60
$197.60
$301.60

 

$221.00
$239.20
$239.20
$200.20
$304.20

 

$226.20
$244.40
$244.40
$202.80
$309.40

Parenting payments
  • parenting payment (single)
  • parenting payment (partnered) (each)

 

$301.60
$197.60

 

$304.20
$200.20

 

$309.40
$202.80

Special benefit A person receiving SpB will receive a CES payment in respect of the qualifying payment (NSA, YA, or Austudy) according to which the person's SpB rate has been calculated.

Note A: Prior to 20 June 2015, ES, paid to CSHC holders was included in their seniors supplement. On and after 20 June 2015, seniors supplement was replaced by ES for holders of a CSHC so that their ES was directly linked to holding that card.

Note B: A person who is partnered, though separated from their partner due to illness, respite care or the partner being in prison, received a rate calculated at either the single or partnered rate consistent with the calculation of the rate of their qualifying payment where applicable.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.15.2.10 Qualification for ES, 3.15.2.20 Payability of ES, 5.1.10.20 ES - Current Rates

Last reviewed: 20 March 2017