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5.5.5.20 DRA, eligible for JSP, income cut-off does not apply

Summary

This topic shows the rate calculation, using the DRA Rate Calculator, for a DRA claimant who is 33 years old, single with a dependent child, but is not the principal carer. The claimant's disaster affected income is $800 per fortnight.

The following table shows the steps involved in the rate calculation. The rates used applied at 20 March 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 JSP then their maximum rate is equivalent to the MBR of JSP that would be payable to the claimant if they qualified for JSP and it was payable to them.
  • Given the claimant's characteristics, the claimant's MBR of JSP is $816.90.

RESULT: CLAIMANT'S MAXIMUM RATE

816.90
2

Multiply the claimant's disaster affected income by 26:

  • $800.00 √ó 26 = $20,800.00

RESULT: CLAIMANT'S ANNUALISED DISASTER AFFECTED INCOME

20,800.00
3

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

  • $1,838.60 x 52 = $95,607.20

RESULT: ANNUALISED AVERAGE WEEKLY INCOME

95,607.20
4

Apply the income cut-off test:

The claimant's annualised disaster affected income ($20,800.00) is less than the annualised average weekly income ($95,607.20).

RESULT: THE INCOME CUT-OFF DOES NOT APPLY

-
5

Determine the claimant's rate of DRA payment is the equivalent of the MBR of JSP.

RESULT: RATE OF PAYMENT

816.90

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