Cease indexation of the Clean Energy Supplement

Aged pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders will continue to receive the Energy Supplement (formerly the Clean Energy Supplement), with the rate of payment as of 30 June 2014 fixed forfuture payments.

This measure started on 1 January 2015.

Description of the measure

Aged pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders will continue to receive the Energy Supplement (formerly the Clean Energy Supplement), with the rate of payment as of 30 June 2014 fixed for future payments.

The Energy Supplement is automatically paid to pensioners, other income support payment recipients and Family Tax Benefit recipients.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

This measure will affect all people who currently receive the Clean Energy Supplement.  

Am I eligible for this measure?

You will be paid the new supplement automatically if you receive one of the following eligible payments and benefits:

  • ABSTUDY Living Allowance
  • Age Pension
  • Austudy
  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Exceptional Circumstance Relief Payment
  • Family Tax Benefit
  • Newstart Allowance
  • Parenting Payment
  • Partner Allowance
  • Seniors Supplement
  • Sickness Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Widow B Pension
  • Widow Allowance
  • Wife Pension
  • Youth Allowance

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure starts from 1 July 2014 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 17 May 2016

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