Pensions to get a boost

Pensions to get a boost

From 20 September 2011, single people receiving the maximum rate of age, disability and carer pensions, as well as veterans' income support recipients, will receive an extra $19.50 a fortnight. Pensioner couples combined on the maximum rate will receive an extra $29.60 a fortnight.

Following these increases, total pension payments for people on the maximum rate, including the base rate and pension supplement, will be:

  • $748.80 a fortnight for singles, and
  • $1,129.00 a fortnight for couples combined

Read the Minister's media release here
Read the COTA' s (Council on the Ageing) response here

Full details of the new rates can be found here

Carers Victoria acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to elders both past and present.