Pension rates indexation from 20 September 2021

From Monday 20 September, some veterans and their families will receive an increase to their pension payments in line with increases in the cost of living.

Pension recipients including veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers will see an increase in their pension following indexation on payday 23 September 2021, with the full increase in their payment from payday 7 October 2021.

Increases in payments are calculated using data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This includes data from the Consumer Price Index, the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index and Male Total Average Weekly Earnings.

You don’t have to do anything to receive the payment increase – it will be automatically included in your next payment.

For a full list of pension rates please visit the DVA Payments Rates page.