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# 3.1.5.94 Calculating the amount of the one-off PBV - JSP recipients

## Summary

This topic explains how to calculate the amount of the one-off PBV for a JSP recipient. This topic includes the following subjects:

• calculating the one-off PBV for a recipient who is not pregnant
• calculating the one-off PBV for a recipient who was pregnant when their partner died
• determining the daily rate
• verifying a pregnant person's date of confinement.

Act reference: SSAct section 660LI Amount of payment

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.5.92 The one-off PBV for JSP & YA recipients

## Calculating the amount of the one-off PBV for a recipient who is not pregnant

The following table shows the steps for calculating the one-off PBV amount for an eligible JSP recipient.

Step Action
1 Determine the daily rate of the person's JSP on the relevant day (1.1.R.120).
2 Multiply the daily rate by 14.
3 Multiply the result of step 2 by 4.5.
4 The result of step 3 is the amount of the one-off PBV payable to the person.

## Calculating the one-off PBV for a recipient who was pregnant when their partner died

The following table shows the steps for calculating the one-off PBV amount for an eligible JSP recipient who was pregnant when their partner died.

Step Action
1 Determine the daily rate of the person's JSP on the relevant day.
2 Multiply the daily rate by 14.
3 Multiply the result of step 2 by 3.
4 Determine the relevant period (1.1.R.136) for the person.
5

Determine the additional amount based on the result of step 4.

• If the relevant period is up to 14 weeks, the additional amount is \$1,000.
• If the relevant period is more than 14 weeks, use the table below to work out the additional amount.
7 The result of step 6 is the amount of one-off PBV payable to the person.

If the relevant period is … the additional amount is …
Up to 14 weeks \$1,000
Up to 16 weeks \$1,150
Up to 18 weeks \$1,500
Up to 20 weeks \$1,850
Up to 22 weeks \$2,150
Up to 24 weeks \$2,500
Up to 26 weeks \$2,850
Up to 28 weeks \$3,200
Up to 30 weeks \$3,550
Up to 32 weeks \$3,900
More than 32 weeks \$4,250

## Determining the daily rate

The amount of the one-off PBV is calculated using the person's daily rate on the relevant day.

The daily rate is the person's fortnightly rate of JSP, calculated according to the JSP rate calculator, divided by 14.

The fortnightly rate includes the person's MBR (1.1.M.53), pension supplement, ES, PhA, RA and RAA, where applicable.

Act reference: SSAct section 1068 Rate of WA, JSP (18 or over), PA, and mature age allowance under Part 2.12B

Policy reference: SS Guide 5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates

## Verifying a pregnant person's date of confinement

To qualify for the one-off PBV under the provisions that apply to a person who was pregnant when their partner died, a pregnant person must verify their expected date of confinement.

Example: A person can verify their expected date of confinement by providing a letter from their doctor or other medical evidence.

For a person who is pregnant, the expected date of confinement is used to determine the relevant period, which starts on the day their partner dies and ends when the child is born or they are no longer pregnant. The relevant period determines the period in which the person must notify of their partner's death and the additional amount payable under the one-off PBV.

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.R.136 Relevant period (JSP, YA)

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