# 5.5.4.50 PPS, under age pension age, 2 children

## Summary

This topic shows the rate calculation for a PPS (1.1.P.51) recipient using the PPS rate calculator. The recipient has 2 dependent children under the age of 8 and has income of \$350 per fortnight. The recipient is under age pension age.

The following table shows the steps involved in the rate calculation. The rates and income test parameters are current as 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.

Step Action Rate (\$)
1

Determine the MBR, without add-ons, using Module B.

RESULT: MAXIMUM BASIC RATE

837.40

2

Determine the amount of pension supplement using Module BA.

RESULT

24.40

3

Determine the amount of PhA using Module E

RESULT

6.20

4

Determine the amount of ES using Module BB

RESULT

12.00

5

Determine the maximum payment rate by adding together the previous 4 amounts.

• = \$837.40 + \$24.40 + \$6.20 + \$12.00
= \$880.00

RESULT: MAXIMUM PAYMENT RATE

880.00

6

Determine the ordinary income (1.1.O.30) free area

• = \$194.60 + (\$24.60 × number of eligible children)
= \$194.60 + (\$24.60 × 2)
= \$194.60 + \$49.20
= \$243.80

243.80

7

Apply the personal income test using Module D:

• Recipient's income
• Less ordinary income free area
= \$350.00 − \$243.80
= \$106.20
• Multiply by 0.4
= \$106.20 × 0.4
= \$42.48

RESULT: RECIPIENT INCOME REDUCTION

106.20

42.48

8

Determine rate payable:

• Maximum payment rate
• Subtract recipient income reduction

RESULT: RATE PAYABLE

880.00

42.48

837.52

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: 20 September 2021