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Pharmaceutical Allowance


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The 'Pharmaceutical Allowance' is a non-taxable payment for eligible single people and for each eligible member of a couple.  Refer to the link below to see who is eligible.

From 20 September 2009 the Pharmaceutical Allowance has been included in the fortnightly Pension Supplement for those eligible to receive the Pension Supplement. Those not eligible to receive the Pension Supplement have continued to be paid the rates set out below.

Refer to the links below for more information about the Pension Supplement


Per Fortnight

From 1 January 2012

From 1 January 2009

1 July 2004 to 31 December 2008





Couple (each)




Member of a Couple Separated by illness, respite care or jail (each)





This page was last edited on the 29 December 2020

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