22.214.171.124 PPP, compensation effect on partner
This topic shows the rate calculation for a PPP (1.1.P.50) recipient under age pension age, whose partner is not a pensioner, receiving NSA, using the PPP Rate Calculator. The partner receives compensation of $15,600 per annum ($600.00 per fortnight) and was not receiving income support when they suffered the compensable injury. Compensation recipient is qualified for an allowance which is a CAP but is not receiving that payment due to their compensation. The PPP recipient also has other income of $200.00 per fortnight.
The following table shows the steps involved in the basic rate calculation. The rates 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.
Determine the MBR, using Module C
RESULT: MAXIMUM BASIC RATE
Determine the amount of ES using Module DB
Determine the maximum payment rate by adding together the previous 2 amounts
Work out excess periodic compensation
Excess to be added to PPP's own ordinary income
Apply the personal income test using Module D:
Recipient's income = $287.40
RESULT: INCOME REDUCTION
Determine rate payable:
RESULT: RATE PAYABLE
Act reference: SSAct section 17 Compensation recovery definitions, Part 3.14 Compensation recovery
Policy reference: SS Guide 126.96.36.199 Effect of Periodic Compensation on a Compensation Recipient, 188.8.131.52 Effect of periodic compensation on the partner of a compensation recipient, 1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment, 3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability