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How much Disability Support Pension do I get?

Payment rates appear below as a guide only and are effective from 1 July 2008. Contact your nearest Centrelink Customer Service Centre for a personal assessment. This payment is made as a fortnightly payment into your bank or other account.

Disability Support Pensioners who are permanently blind are exempt from the income and assets tests.

Parental income and assets are not taken into account when working out your pension rate.

Maximum Rate of Disability Support Pension (under 21, no children)

Status Pension Rate Per Fortnight
Single, under 18, at home $295.10
Single, under 18, independent $456.00
Single, 18-20 years, at home $334.50
Single, 18-20 years, not at home $456.00
Member of a Couple, under 18 years $456.00
Member of a Couple, 18-20 years $456.00

Maximum Rate of Disability Support Pension (over 21, or under 21 with children)

Status Pension Rate Per Fortnight
Single $546.80*
Couple $456.80* (each)

*Since July 2000 this payment has included a pension supplement. This payment amount is currently: single $18.80, couples $15.80 each, couples separated due to ill health $18.80 each.

Please Note: Youth Disability Supplement of up to $100.60 per fortnight is payable to Disability Support Pension customers who are under 21 and is included in the rates above. The rate payable to Disability Support Pensioners aged under 21 years cannot exceed the rate payable to Disability Support Pensioners over 21 years of age.

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