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September 2014 Changes to Centrelink and DVA Pensions

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 by Eric Hiam in Aged Care Advice

Centrelink & DVA, revise the maximum pension entitlements every March 20th & September 20th indexed to AWOTE (Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings). Here are the new maximum rate pensions for Centrelink & Department of Veterans Affairs.

The table below shows the different rates of Age Pension payments for single people and couples.

Pension rates (per fortnight)SingleCouple eachCouple combinedCouple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate$776.70$585.50$1,171.00$766.70
Maximum Pension Supplement$63.50$47.90$95.80$63.50
Clean Energy Supplement$14.10$10.60$21.20$14.10

The new Maximum Pension rates from DVA (Dept of Veterans Affairs) are as follows

  • Service Pension & Partner service pension are the same as for Centrelink.
  • The War Widows Pension & Disability Pensions for DVA are as follows;
War widowsOld rate New Rate 
War widow(er)’s pension$856.20$868.00
Income support supplement$252.40$256.00
TOTAL WAR WIDOWS$1,108.60$1,124.00
Disability pensionOld rate New Rate 
TPI (Special Rate)$1293.20$1311.30
Intermediate rate$877.80$890.19
100 per cent$459.60$466.10
10 per cent$52.80$53.54