Payment rates for Energy Supplement

The amount of Energy Supplement you get depends on your circumstances and the payment you receive.

Check payment rates for:

Age Pension, Bereavement Allowance, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension 22 and older, Widow B Pension, Wife Pension

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single, including Illness Separated, Respite Care or Partner in prison $14.10
Partnered $10.60

Disability Support Pension 21 and under, no children

Family situation Each person per fortnight
Single, aged 18 and under - dependent $5.90
Single, aged 18 and under - independent $9.10
Single, aged 18 to 20 - dependent $6.60
Single, aged 18 to 20 - independent $9.10
Partnered $9.10

Holders of a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

You can only get Energy Supplement as a quarterly payment.

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single $14.10
Partnered $10.60

Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance, Partner Allowance, Sickness Allowance, Farm Household Allowance and ABSTUDY 22 and older

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single, no children $8.80
Single, with dependent children $9.50
Single, 60 and over, after 9 continuous months on payment $9.50
Partnered $7.90
Single principal carer, exempt from mutual obligations $12.00
Single, age pension age and over $14.10
Partnered, age pension age and over $10.60

FTB Part A and B

Different rates apply for Part A and B.

Part A

For each child aged Base rate per fortnight Base rate per year
Aged 19 and under, including secondary students $1.40 $36.50
For each child aged Maximum rate per fortnight Maximum rate per year
Aged 13 and under $3.50 $91.25
Aged 13 to 19, including secondary students $4.48 $116.80
Aged 19 and under in an approved care organisation $0.98 $25.55

Part B

Age of youngest child Rate per fortnight Rate per year
Aged 5 and under $2.80 $73.00
Aged 5 to 18 $1.96 $51.10

Parenting Payment

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single $12.00
Partnered $7.90

ABSTUDY

Situation Each person per year
Masters and Doctorate Living Allowance $300

ABSTUDY under 22

Situation Each person per fortnight
Standard aged 16 and under tertiary $0.50
Standard aged 17 and under in state care, Foster Care Allowance paid $3.90
Standard aged 18 to 21 in state care, Foster Care Allowance paid $4.60
Standard aged 21 and under in state care, no Foster Care Allowance paid $7.00
Standard aged 16 to 17 $3.90
Standard aged 18 to 21 $4.60
Away from home, aged 16 and under $3.90
Away from home, aged 16 to 21 $7.00
Independent, single, no children, aged 21 and under $7.00
Independent, single, no children, aged 17 and under, at home $3.90
Independent, single, no children, aged 18 to 21, at home $4.60
Independent, partnered, no children, aged 21 and under $7.00
Independent, single with children, aged 21 and under $9.20
Independent, partnered with children, aged 21 and under $7.70

ABSTUDY under 22 with Youth Disability Supplement

Situation Each person per fortnight
Standard aged 16 and under tertiary $2.50
Standard aged 17 and under in state care, Foster Care Allowance paid $5.90
Standard aged 18 to 21 in state care, Foster Care Allowance paid $6.60
Standard aged 16 and under in state care, no Foster Care Allowance paid $8.50
Standard aged 16 to 17 $5.90
Standard aged 18 to 21 $6.60
Away from home, aged 16 and under $5.90
Away from home, aged 16 to 21 $8.50
Independent, single, no children, aged 21 and under $8.50
Independent, single, no children, aged 17 and under, at home $5.90
Independent, single, no children, aged 18 to 21, at home $6.60
Independent, partnered, no children, aged 21 and under $7.70
Independent, single with children, aged 21 and under $9.20
Independent, partnered with children, aged 21 and under $7.70

Austudy

Austudy - age pension age and over

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single $14.10
Partnered $10.60

Austudy - under age pension age

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single, no children $7.00
Single, with children $9.20
Partnered, no children $7.00
Partnered, with children $7.70

Special rate of Austudy

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single, living away from home $8.60
Partnered, no children $7.70

Youth Allowance rates

Youth Allowance rates - not receiving Youth Disability Supplement

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single, no children, aged 18 and under, at home $3.90
Single, no children, aged 18 and over, at home $4.60
Single, no children, away from home $7.00
Single, with children $9.20
Single principal carer, exempt from mutual obligations $12.00
Partnered, no children $7.00
Partnered, with children $7.70

Youth Allowance rate - receiving Youth Disability Supplement

Situation Each person per fortnight
 Single, no children, aged 18 and under, at home $5.90
Single, no children, aged 18 and over, at home $6.60
Away from home $8.50
Single, with children $9.20
Partnered, with or without children $7.70

Special rate of Youth Allowance

Situation Each person per fortnight
Single, living at home $5.70
Single, living away from home $8.60
Partnered, no children $7.70

Special Benefit

See Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance and Austudy Energy Supplement amounts - where the rate of Special Benefit is worked out as if the person were qualified for Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance and Austudy.

Payment options for Energy Supplement

You can choose how often you receive the Energy Supplement.

Read more about payment options for Energy Supplement.

Page last updated: 20 December 2016