Payment rates of Carer Payment

Adjustments to payment rates are made in line with increases in the cost of living.

Carer Payment rates are adjusted on 20 March and 20 September of each year.

Family Situation
Pension rates per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate $794.80 $599.10 $1,198.20 $794.80
Maximum Pension Supplement $65.00 $49.00 $98.00 $65.00
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $873.90 $658.70 $1,317.40 $873.90

Page last updated: 2 May 2016

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