5.5.5.30 DRA, eligible for JSP, income cut-off applies

Summary

This topic shows the rate calculation, using the DRA Rate Calculator, for a DRA claimant who is single, 28 years old with no children. The claimant's disaster affected income is $3,300 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.

Step Action Rate ($)
1

Determine the claimant's maximum rate:

  • If the claimant is eligible for JSP then their maximum rate is equivalent to the MBR of JSP that would be payable to the claimant if they qualified for JSP and it was payable to them.
  • Given the claimant's characteristics, the claimant's MBR of JSP is $565.70.

RESULT: CLAIMANT'S MAXIMUM RATE

565.70
2

Multiply the claimant's disaster affected income by 26:

  • $3,300 × 26 = $85,800

RESULT: CLAIMANT'S ANNUALISED DISASTER AFFECTED INCOME

85,800.00
3

Multiply the average weekly income by 52. As at 1 January 2020, the average weekly income is $1,633.80.

  • $1,633.80 × 52 = $84,957.60.

RESULT: ANNUALISED AVERAGE WEEKLY INCOME

84,957.60
4

Apply the income cut-off test:

  • The claimant's annualised disaster affected income ($85,800) is greater than the annualised average weekly income ($84,957.60).
  • The income cut-off applies. The person's rate of payment is nil.

RESULT: INCOME CUT-OFF APPLIES

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Last reviewed: 20 March 2020