188.8.131.52 ISB historical rates
ISB was a 2012-13 Budget measure intended to assist with cost of living pressures. It came into effect in September 2013 and ceased on 31 December 2016.
ISB was indexed to the CPI twice annually, in March and September, from September 2013.
Timing of payments
The ISB was paid in a maximum of 2 instalments in a calendar year on or after 20 March and 20 September, if the recipient qualified on the respective test day.
The following table shows the annual rates in dollars.
|Single ($)||Partnered - each eligible partner ($)||Partnered - illness separated couple, respite care couple or partner is in gaol ($)|
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.8.17 ISB - qualification & payability