Changes if you get family payments

From 1 July 2019 there are some changes that may affect you if you get family payments.

Family Tax Benefit (FTB) changes

Income thresholds

The FTB Part A higher income free area will increase from $94,316 to $98,988. After this change, there are no expected increases again until 1 July 2021. Read more about the current income test for FTB Part A.

There are no expected increases to the FTB Part B primary earner income limit until 1 July 2021.

Consistent income treatment

We’ll use the same income test for all families with an adjusted taxable income over $98,988. FTB Part A will reduce by 30 cents for every dollar families earn over this amount.

Read more about the current income test for FTB Part A.

Paid Parental Leave scheme

Income thresholds

There are no expected increases to the following until 1 July 2021:

  • the Parental Leave Pay income threshold of $150,000
  • the Dad and Partner Pay income threshold of $150,000.

Read about who can get Parental Leave Pay and who can get Dad and Partner Pay.

Page last updated: 15 February 2019