How much is the disability support pension per fortnight

How much Disability Support Pension (DSP) one gets depends on age and living conditions. The maximum basic rates for Disability Support Pension (DSP) per fortnight in Australia are as follows:

  • If you’re 21 or older with or without children, or younger than 21 with a child in your care, then these rates apply
Pension rates per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate $971.50 $732.30 $1,464.60 $971.50
Maximum Pension Supplement $78.40 $59.10 $118.20 $78.40
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $1064.00 $802.00 $1,604.00 $1064.00
  • If you’re younger than 21, the following rates apply per your peculiar situation
Your situation Maximum rate per fortnight
Single, younger than 18, and dependent $477.70
Single, younger than 18, and independent $707.60
Single, 18 to 20, and dependent $534.20
Single, 18 to 20, and independent $707.60
A couple, and younger than 21 $707.60

These amounts represent the maximum rates for DSP and can vary based on factors such as income and assets. The actual DSP payment received by an individual may be reduced or increased based on their personal circumstances, including any income they receive and their assets.

It’s important to note that payment rates for DSP are subject to change and may be adjusted periodically by the government. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on DSP payment rates, it is recommended to visit the official website of the Department of Human Services or contact their helpline.