Payment rates for Disability Support Pension
The payment rates for Disability Support Pension are updated on 20 March and 20 September each year for those 21 years of age and over or under 21 years of age with children.
The rates are updated on 1 January of each year for those under 21 years of age without children.
The rate of Disability Support Pension paid may be affected by your or your partner’s income and assets.
|Pension rates per fortnight||Single||Couple each||Couple combined||Couple each,
separated due to ill health
|Maximum basic rate||$782.20||$589.60||$1,179.20||$782.20|
|Maximum Pension Supplement||$63.90||$48.20||$96.40||$63.90|
|If you are under 21 years of age with no children||Maximum rate per fortnight|
|single, under 18 years of age, at home||$355.30|
|single, under 18 years of age, independent||$548.50|
|single, 18-20 years of age, at home||$402.70|
|single, 18-20 years of age, independent||$548.50|
|a member of a couple, up to age 20 years of age||$548.50|