Changes to the Age Pension take effect from March 20th 2016. Please note that the full increase amount will not apply until your first full payment after the increase date, a partial payment will be added to the first payment received. Single people on a full pension will receive an increase of $6.90 per fortnight. Couples will receive an increase $5.20 each and $10.40 combined.
The new rates are:
|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|