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.

Maximum payment rates of Disability Support Pension if you are 21 years of age or over, or under 21 years of age with children
Pension rates per fortnightSingle Couple eachCouple combinedCouple 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
Energy Supplement$14.10$10.60$21.20$14.10
TOTAL$860.20$648.40$1,296.80$860.20
If you are under 21 years of age with no childrenMaximum 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

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