Disability Support Pension

Payment rates

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

Payment rates for Disability Support Pension

We update the payment rates for Disability Support Pension on 20 March and 20 September each year for those:

  • 21 and over, with or without children, or
  • under 21 with children

On 1 January of each year, we update the rates for those under 21 without children.

You or your partner’s income and assets may affect your payment rate.

Maximum payment rates

If you're 21 or over with or without children, or under 21 with children

Pension rates per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each,
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate $826.20 $622.80 $1,245.60 $826.20
Maximum Pension Supplement $67.30 $50.70 $101.40 $67.30
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $907.60 $684.10 $1,368.20 $907.60

If you’re under 21 with no children

If you're Maximum rate per fortnight
single, under 18, and live at home $371.20
single, under 18, and independent $572.90
single, 18-20, and live at home $420.70
single, 18-20, and independent $572.90
a member of a couple, and you're 20 or less $572.90

Page last updated: 12 May 2018