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. SCA historical rates - 01/12/2004 to 20/09/2009


Seniors supplement came into effect on 20 September 2009 as part of the Secure and Sustainable Pension Reform Package. This supplement incorporated the value of SCA and the higher rate of TAL.

The last payment of SCA was made for 20 September 2009. The last payment of seniors supplement was made in June 2015.


SCA was indexed to increases in the CPI.


The following table shows the annual rates in dollars.

Date Amount
01/12/2004 200.00
01/06/2005 202.80
01/12/2005 206.00
01/06/2006 208.80
01/12/2006 214.00
01/06/2007 214.00
01/12/2007 218.00
20/03/2008 500.00
20/09/2008 514.00
20/03/2009 518.80
20/09/2009 522.00

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