The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ 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.

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20 March 2023 (v1.305)

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1.1.A.200 Approved care organisation (ACO) Removed information.
1.1.D.60 Departure interview (deleted) Updated Policy.
1.1.Q.35 Qualifying residence exemption (QRE) Updated legislative reference.
1.2.8.20 Pensioner concession card (PCC) - description Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.20 Residence in external territories Updated policy.
3.4.1.60 Continuation, variation or termination of Age Updated policy.
3.4.1.70 Suspension instead of cancellation for Age recipients with employment income New page.
3.4.5.10 Qualification for HEAS Clarified policy.
3.4.7.130 Sample PBS top up calculations Updated examples.
3.4.9 BVA - qualification & payability (deleted) Removed section.
3.5.2.20 Payability of DOP Clarified policy.
3.7.6.10 Qualification for DRA Updated legislative reference.
3.9.2.30 PCC extension rules Clarified policy.
4.2.8.05 Dependent YA - reduction for parental income Updated example.
4.6.3.60 Exempting the principal home - temporary vacation of property Updated policy.
4.6.3.80 Exempting the principal home - sale proceeds (for homes sold between 01/07/2007 & 31/12/2022) Updated policy.
4.6.3.90 Exempting the principal home - sale proceeds (for homes sold on or after 01/01/2023) New page.
4.6.4.50 Granny flats - features, rights & interests Added note.
5.1.1.20 YA - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.10 RA - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common pension rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.9.10 Pension supplement - current rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.1.30 Married unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.2.10 Maximum basic rates of pension - July 1909 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.2.15 Historical transitional pension rates payable from 20/09/2009 Updated rates.
5.2.3.10 Widow class A, supporting parent's benefit, sole parent pension, PPS - rates from July 1942 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.4.50 Parenting payment & associated rates - July 1995 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.6.10 RA rates - June 1990 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.8.10 Pension supplement - historical rates Updated rates.
5.5.2.10 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income over $300 per fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.20 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income $256 & under per fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.30 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, paying no rent Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.40 Single person aged under 22 years, no dependents, income $250 & under per fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.50 Single person 22 years & over, principal carer of dependent children Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.10 Partnered allowance recipient, partner also receives an allowance, income above free areas Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.30 Partnered JSP recipient, partner's income results in nil rate, or partner not on income support Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.50 Partnered allowance recipient, partner receiving pension Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.60 Partnered allowance recipient - compensation effect on partner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.10 PPP, partner not a pensioner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.30 PPP, partner a pensioner, recipient qualifies for PhA Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.40 PPP, compensation effect on partner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.50 PPS, under age pension age, 2 children Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.60 PPS, over age pension age, 1 child Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5.20 DRA, eligible for JSP, income cut-off does not apply Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5.30 DRA, eligible for JSP, income cut-off applies Updated to reflect indexation.
8.2.1 Transfers Updated to reflect indexation.