5.5.2.40 Single person under 22 years, no dependents, income $250 & under per fortnight

Summary

This topic shows the basic rate calculation using YA Calculator. The recipient is a job seeker under 22 years, living away from home, independent, in receipt of the maximum single rate of Commonwealth RA and has income per fortnight of:

  • $180.00, from employment, and
  • $10.00 from investments.

The following table shows the steps involved in the basic rate calculation. The rates and income test parameters used applied at 20 September 2019 and are shown in dollars per fortnight. Current rates can be obtained from the A guide to Australian Government payments booklet on the DHS website.

Step Action $
1

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

  • Assessable earned income
  • Add any other income
    = $180.00 + $10.00
    = $190.00

RESULT: RECIPIENT'S ORDINARY INCOME

 

180.00
10.00
190.00

2

Apply the personal income test to this amount:

  • For income between $143.00 and $250.00, multiply by 0.5
    = ($190.00 − $143.00) × 0.5
    = $47.00 × 0.5
    = $23.50

RESULT: INCOME REDUCTION

 

 

 

23.50

3

Determine the maximum payment rate:

  • Locate the maximum single rate
  • Add the rate of RA
  • Add the applicable rate of ES
    = $455.20 + $138.00 + $7.00
    = $600.20

RESULT: MAXIMUM PAYMENT RATE

 

455.20
138.00
7.00
600.20

4

Subtract the income reduction from the maximum payment rate:

  • Maximum payment rate
  • Income reduction
    = $600.20 - $23.50
    = $576.70

RESULT: RATE OF ALLOWANCE

 

600.20
23.50
576.70

Note: 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 3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 20 September 2019