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# 5.5.5.10 DRA, eligible for YA, income cut-off does not apply

## Summary

This topic shows the rate calculation, using the DRA Rate Calculator, for a DRA claimant who is single, 19 years old and living at home. The claimant is not a parent. The claimant's disaster affected income is \$400.00 per fortnight.

The following table shows the steps involved in the rate calculation. The rates used applied at 1 January 2024 and income test parameters used applied at 17 August 2023 and are shown in dollars per fortnight.

Step Action Rate (\$ pf)
1

Determine the claimant's maximum rate:

• If the claimant is eligible for YA then their maximum rate is equivalent to the MBR of YA that would be payable to the claimant if they qualified for YA and it was payable to them.
• Given the claimant's characteristics, the claimant's MBR of YA is \$455.20.

RESULT: CLAIMANT'S MAXIMUM RATE

455.20
2

Multiply the claimant's disaster affected income by 26:

• \$400.00 × 26 = \$10,400.00

RESULT: CLAIMANT'S ANNUALISED DISASTER AFFECTED INCOME

10,400.00
3

Multiply the average weekly income by 52. As at 17 August 2023, the average weekly income is \$1,838.60.

• \$1,838.60 × 52 = \$95,607.20

RESULT: ANNUALISED AVERAGE WEEKLY INCOME

95,607.20
4

Apply the income cut-off test:

• The claimant's disaster affected income (\$10,400.00) is less than the annualised average weekly income (\$95,607.20).
• The income cut-off does not apply.

RESULT: THE INCOME CUT-OFF DOES NOT APPLY

-
5

Determine the claimant's rate of payment is the MBR of YA.

RESULT: RATE OF PAYMENT

455.20

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