Effect on other payments while receiving Dad and Partner Pay

Dad and Partner Pay is taxable income and may affect other family assistance payments.

Your family can still be eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B, but you need to include Dad and Partner Pay in your family assistance income estimate.

We do not treat Dad and Partner Pay as income for Parenting Payment or other income support payments, such as Disability Support Pension or Newstart Allowance.

If eligible, your family can receive Baby Bonus, Parental Leave Pay or the Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement for the same child you receive Dad and Partner Pay for. Baby Bonus will no longer be available for children who are born or adopted on or after 1 March 2014.

As an individual, you may be able to receive both Dad and Partner Pay and Parental Leave Pay (but not at the same time). You can receive a maximum of 18 weeks pay under the Paid Parental Leave scheme as an individual.