Effective from 1 July 2014 for Parenting Payment Single recipients and 1 September 2017 for Bereavement Allowance and pension payments such as Age Pension, Disability Support Pension; Carer Payment and Veteran’s Affairs Pension

Currently these payments are indexed in line with the higher of the increases in the CPI, Male Total Average Weekly Earnings or the Pensioners and Beneficiary Living Cost Index. The CPI is normally lower than the other two measures which will result in a reduction in the rate of increase of these pensions over time.