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. RAA - current rates

Current rates

This table shows the current maximum rates for RAA (1.1.R.150) in dollars per fortnight (pf).

Status Rate ($ pf)
Single 18.20
Partnered-each 15.60
Partnered - illness separated couple (1.1.I.04), respite care couple (1.1.R.240), or partner imprisoned (1.1.P.85) 18.20
Each dependent child 7.30

Where a dependant is an FTB or regular care (RC) child of 2 people who qualify for RAA payments, both people will receive the dependent rate of RAA for that child.

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

These rates are not indexed.

Timing of payments

If a person qualifies and the payment is payable, payments are made fortnightly in arrears with the person's main payment.

Chapter 3 of the SSAct details the general provisions relating to payability and rates.

Act reference: SSAct Chapter 3 General provisions relating to payability and rates

Policy reference: SS Guide Remote area allowance (RAA) - description, 3.8.8 RAA - qualification & payability

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