The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. CrP - current rates

Current rates

CrP is paid at a flat rate equal to one week of a pension or benefit that a person would be qualified for. The amount of CrP is calculated using the MBR of pension or benefit without add-ons.

If unable to establish the MBR of YA in a timely manner when a person has been released from gaol or psychiatric confinement, follow procedures in Payment after release.

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

The amount of CrP is based on the rate of pension or benefit for which the person is qualified, which is subject to indexation.

Timing of payments

Payment is made as a lump sum. It is not period-based. The intention of CrP is to provide immediate assistance, however each person's circumstances will determine the actual timing and method of payment.

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