188.8.131.52 Partnered allowance recipient, partner receiving pension
This topic shows the basic rate calculation for a partnered allowance recipient where the recipient's partner is receiving a pension, using Benefit Rate Calculator B. Partner 1, on an allowance 22 years and over but under age pension age, and partner 2, on a pension, receive the fortnightly income listed in the following table.
|Partner||Continuing employment income ($)||Casual income ($)||Other continuing income ($)|
The following 2 tables show the steps involved in the basic rate calculation for partner 1 who is receiving an allowance. The rates and income test parameters used applied at 20 September 2021 and are shown in dollars per fortnight. Current rates can be found in the A guide to Australian Government payments booklet on the Services Australia website.
The first table shows how to determine both partners' ordinary income (1.1.O.30).
|Step||Action||Partner 1 ($)||Partner 2 ($)|
Determine each partner's ordinary income:
RESULT: TOTAL ORDINARY INCOME
The next table shows how to determine the rate payable for partner 1.
|Step||Action||Partner 1 ($)|
|1||Apply the allowance income test to half the couple's combined ordinary income:
$670.00 ÷ 2 = $335.00
RESULT: INCOME REDUCTION
Determine the maximum payment rate:
RESULT: MAXIMUM PAYMENT RATE
Subtract the income reduction from the maximum payment rate:
RESULT: RATE OF ALLOWANCE
Note: For recipients of age pension age, the pension supplement will be added to the maximum payment rate determined at step 2.
Calculation for partner 2
The pension rate payable to partner 2 is determined using Pension Rate Calculator A. See 5.5.1 for examples of pension rate calculations.
Policy reference: SS Guide 184.108.40.206 Pensioner couple, no children