How it affects your existing payments and entitlements
Dad and Partner Pay is a taxable payment. It may affect your tax obligations and other payments.
It may affect your tax obligations, including all of the following:
- child support
- HECS liabilities
- Medicare Levy Surcharge
- public housing rent
- low income or other health care cards, or other associated concessions
- pensioner and beneficiary tax offsets.
Dad and Partner Pay also affects the following payments and services.
Family assistance payments
Parental Leave Pay
As a family
For the same child you get Dad and Partner Pay for, your family may also be able to get either:
As an individual
You can’t be paid both at the same time. If you get both payments, you can’t get more than 18 weeks pay in total.
Income support payments
We count Dad and Partner Pay as income when we consider your eligibility for income support payments. This means you could get a reduced rate of income support while you’re getting Dad and Partner Pay. In some cases, you may no longer be eligible for an income support payment.
Read more about how Paid Parental Leave scheme payments are counted as income.
Child support payments
Dad and Partner Pay counts as income for child support purposes.
Page last updated: 13 June 2019