5.5.2.20 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income $256 & under per fortnight

Summary

This topic shows the basic rate calculation using Benefit Rate Calculator B. The recipient is aged over 22 but less than age pension age, has income of $140.00 per fortnight and is in private rental accommodation (not shared).

The following table shows the steps involved in the basic rate calculation. The rates and income test parameters used applied at 1 July 2020 and are shown in dollars per fortnight. Current rates can be found in the A guide to Australian Government payments booklet on the Services Australia website.

Step Action $
1

Determine recipient's ordinary income (1.1.O.30)

140.00
2

Apply the personal income test to this amount:

  • For income between $106.00 and $256.00, multiply by 0.5
    = ($140.00 − $106.00) × 0.5
    = $34.00 × 0.5
    = $17.00

RESULT: INCOME REDUCTION

17.00

3

Determine the maximum payment rate:

  • Locate the maximum single rate
  • Add the rate of RA
  • Add the applicable rate of ES

RESULT: MAXIMUM PAYMENT RATE

565.70

139.60

8.80

714.10

4

Subtract the income reduction from the maximum payment rate:

  • Maximum payment rate
  • Income reduction

RESULT: RATE OF ALLOWANCE

714.10

17.00

697.10

Note 1: For recipients of age pension age, the pension supplement will be added to the maximum payment rate determined at step 3.

Note 2: If the recipient is eligible for any other rate add-ons, e.g. PhA, APWS, these amounts will be added to the maximum payment rate determined at step 3.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.12.1 Pension supplement - qualification & payability, 5.1.9.10 Pension supplement - current rates, 3.15.2 ES Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 1 July 2020