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 intended only as a guide to social security payments. 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.

5.5 Samples of rate calculations

Introduction

This chapter contains examples of rate calculations for pensions, benefits, benefit PPP (1.1.P.50), and examples of asset test hardship cases.

These rate calculations illustrate the process of calculating rates and do not necessarily include entitlement to supplementary payments in each case. Although the rates used in these samples may no longer be current, the principles underlying the calculations are correct and current.

Note: Rate calculations for pensions paid under international social security agreements (1.1.A.120) are done differently. When dealing with an agreement pension, consult SS Guide Part 10.

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1 Conditions for payment outside Australia, 10.1.9 Agreement Rate Calculations, Part 10 Australian Social Security Agreements

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