How Dad and Partner Pay affects other payments

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

Your family can still receive Family Tax Benefit during your Dad and Partner Pay period, but you need to include Dad and Partner Pay in your estimate of adjusted taxable income for family assistance.

Dad and Partner Pay is counted as income for Parenting Payment and other income support payments. This means you could get a reduced rate of income support, or may not be eligible for an income support payment, while you're receiving Dad and Partner Pay.

Read more about how Paid Parental Leave scheme payments are counted as income.

If eligible, your family can get Parental Leave Pay or the Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement for the same child that you get your Dad and Partner Pay. The father or partner doesn't need to be getting Parental Leave Pay to get their Dad and Partner Pay.

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

Page last updated: 16 October 2017