5.5.4.30 PPP, partner a pensioner, recipient qualifies for PhA
Summary
This topic shows the rate calculation for a PPP (1.1.P.50) recipient, whose partner is a pensioner, using the PPP Rate Calculator. The recipient qualifies for PhA of $3.10 per fortnight. The recipient has income of $223.00 per fortnight. The partner has income of $1,734.00 per fortnight.
The following table shows the steps involved in the rate calculation. The rates and income test parameters are current as at 20 September 2022 and are shown in dollars per fortnight (pf). Current rates can be found in the A guide to Australian Government payments booklet on the Services Australia website.
Step  Action  Rate ($ pf) 

1 
Determine the MBR, without addons, using Module C RESULT: MAXIMUM BASIC RATE 
608.70 
2 
Determine the amount of PhA using Module E RESULT 
3.10 
3 
Determine the amount of ES using Module DB RESULT 
7.90 
4 
Determine the maximum payment rate by adding together the previous 3 amounts
RESULT: MAXIMUM PAYMENT RATE 
619.70 
5 
Determine the amount of income for the personal income test.

978.50 
6 
Determine the amount of income reduction:
RESULT: INCOME REDUCTION 
53.00
433.50
486.50 
7 
Subtract income reduction from maximum payment rate:
RESULT: TOTAL RATE PAYABLE 
619.70 486.50 133.20 
8 
If the TOTAL RATE PAYABLE in Step 7 is greater than $0 but less than the maximum rate of PhA ($3.10), then only the PhA rate of $3.10 is payable. 
 
Note: For recipients of age pension age, the pension supplement will be added to the maximum payment rate determined at step 3.