Index non-Pension and Pension Equivalent Payments by the Consumer Price Index

From 1 July 2014 all non-pension payments, including Parenting Payment Single, will be indexed by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) only, which will make indexation arrangements consistent across all social security payments.

This measure is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

From 1 July 2014 all non-pension payments, including Parenting Payment Single, will be indexed by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) only, which will make indexation arrangements consistent across all social security payments. 

There will be no change for most non-pension payments such as student payments, Newstart Allowance, Parenting Payment Partnered, Widow Allowance, Sickness Allowance and Partner Allowance as they are already indexed to the CPI.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

This change will mainly impact Parenting Payment Single recipients.

Am I eligible for this measure?

This will automatically impact all affected payments. It will take effect from the first scheduled indexation date of 20 September 2014.

When will this measure start and finish?

This change will start on 1 July 2014 and be ongoing.

Page last updated: 16 March 2016

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