Payment rates for Disability Support Pension

How much Disability Support Pension you can get depends on your age and living conditions.

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

If you're 21 or over, or under 21 with children

Pension rates per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each,
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate $814.00 $613.60 $1,227.20 $814.00
Maximum Pension Supplement $66.30 $50.00 $100.00 $66.30
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $894.40 $674.20 $1,348.40 $894.40

If you're under 21 with no children

If you're Maximum rate per fortnight
single, under 18 years of age, at home $364.20
single, under 18 years of age, independent $562.20
single, 18-20 years of age, at home $412.80
single, 18-20 years of age, independent $562.20
a member of a couple, up to and including 20 years of age $562.20

Page last updated: 16 October 2017