18.104.22.168 DRA, eligible for JSP, income cut-off does not apply
This topic shows the rate calculation, using the DRA Rate Calculator, for a DRA claimant who is 33 years old, single with a dependent child, but is not the principal carer. The claimant's disaster affected income is $100 per fortnight.
The following table shows the steps involved in the rate calculation. The rates and income test parameters used applied at 20 March 2020 and are shown in dollars per fortnight.
Determine the claimant's maximum rate:
RESULT: CLAIMANT'S MAXIMUM RATE
Multiply the claimant's disaster affected income by 26:
RESULT: CLAIMANT'S ANNUALISED DISASTER AFFECTED INCOME
Multiply the average weekly income by 52. As at 1 January 2020, the average weekly income is $1,633.80.
RESULT: ANNUALISED AVERAGE WEEKLY INCOME
Apply the income cut-off test:
The claimant's annualised disaster affected income ($2,600.00) is less than the annualised average weekly income ($84,957.60).
RESULT: THE INCOME CUT-OFF DOES NOT APPLY
Determine the claimant's rate of DRA payment is the equivalent of the MBR of JSP.
RESULT: RATE OF PAYMENT