Increase in government support pension amount from 20 September 2009
The single base pension will be increased to 27.7 per cent of Male Total Average Weekly Earnings (MTAWE), from its present 25 per cent of MTAWE. This means that from 20 September 2009 the single basic pension rate will be increased by $30 per week.
In addition, from 20 September 2009 the base pension and the Pension Supplement will be increased by –
- $32.49 per week for single pensioners on the full rate of pension; and
- $10.14 per week (combined) for couple pensioners on the full rate of pension.