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There are a number of budget changes that come into effect in 2015. From 1 January 2015:
Disability Support Pension recipients who travel outside Australia can continue to receive their payments for a maximum of 4 weeks overseas in any 12 month period
The Energy Supplement, formerly the Clean Energy Supplement, will be paid at the 20 September 2014 payment rate with the rate of payment fixed for future payments
In 2017, the indexation of income and asset test free areas will stay the same for 3 years for Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment, Wife Pension, Widow B Pension and Bereavement Allowance.
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