Veteran pensions increase

Pension recipients including veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers across Australia will receive increased payments from 20 March 2018.

 

Due to the calculation of pension rates on a daily basis, the first pension paid after the indexation on payday 29 March 2018 will comprise both the old and new rates.

 

The new pension rates will be fully effective from payment date 12 April 2018.

 

The table below highlights the new fortnightly rates.

SERVICE PENSION

Old rate (fortnightly)

New rate (fortnightly)

Increase (fortnightly)

Single person

 $894.40

 $907.60

 $13.20

Couples (each)

 $674.20

 $684.10

 $9.90

Single person – transitional

 $752.40

 $762.00

 $9.60

Couples (each) – transitional

 $607.00

 $614.80

 $7.80

WAR WIDOWS

 

 

 

War widow(er)’s pension

 $909.10

 $922.50

 $13.40

Income support supplement (ceiling rate)

 $268.50

 $272.60

 $4.10

DISABILITY PENSION

Old rate (fortnightly)

New rate (fortnightly)

Increase (fortnightly)

T&PI (Special rate)

 $1,373.80

 $1,394.20

 $20.40

Intermediate rate

 $932.70

 $946.60

 $13.90

EDA

 $758.90

 $770.20

 $11.30

100 per cent

 $488.40

 $495.70

 $7.30

10 per cent

 $55.77

 $56.50

 $0.73

These are the maximum rates of payment and include any Energy Supplement payable.

 

Pensions are indexed twice a year in March and September.

 

For a full list of pension rates, see www.dva.gov.au or call 1800 555 254.

 

20 March 2018.