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. Wife's allowance &/or pension - July 1943 to October 1971


This table shows the rates in dollars per annum (p.a.).

Note A
($ p.a.)
08/07/1943 78.00
03/07/1947 104.00
30/06/1949 124.80
01/11/1951 156.00
02/10/1952 182.00
05/10/1961 247.00
03/10/1963 312.00
10/10/1968 364.00
07/10/1971 416.00


This note relates to wife's allowance and/or pension - July 1943 to October 1971:

Note Explanation
A Date on which the new rates became payable.
From 5 October 1972 WP replaced wife's allowance. It became payable at the same rate and subject to the same means test as an Age or invalid pension.

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