# 4.10.5.10 Family allowance & BFP income limits since 1987

## Summary

This topic contains historical income limits for family allowance (FA) and basic family payment (BFP). This topic contains the following 2 tables:

Table number Explanation
1 Income limits for maximum FA - November 1987 to January 1990
2 Income limits for minimum FA - November 1987 to January 1999

## Table 1: Income limits for maximum FA - November 1987 to January 1990

The following table shows the income limits for maximum FA in dollars per annum.

Date Number of children
1 2 3 4 5 each extra child
01/11/1987 50,000 52,500 55,000 57,500 60,000 2,500
29/12/1988 53,550 56,228 58,906 61,584 64,262 2,678
13/07/1989 53,550 56,228 58,906 61,584 64,262 2,678
11/01/1990 57,620 60,502 63,384 66,266 69,148 2,882

## Table 2: Income limits for FA & BFP - November 1987 to January 1999

FA became known as BFP from 1 January 1993. The following table shows the limits above which FA and BFP were NOT payable, in dollars per annum.

Date Number of children
1 2 3 4 5 each extra child
Family allowance
01/11/1987 51,094.00 55,156.00 59,528.00 63,900.00 68,587.00 4,686.40
29/12/1988 54,569.20 58,698.00 63,122.00 67,527.60 72,238.20 4,711.20
13/07/1989 55,422.00 59,972.00 64,522.00 69,696.00 74,870.00 5,174.00
11/01/1990 59,554.40 64,370.80 69,187.20 74,648.40 80,109.60 5,461.20
10/01/1991 62,057.00 65,161.00 68,265.00 71,369.00 74,473.00 3,104.00
09/01/1992 64,167.00 67,377.00 70,587.00 73,797.00 77,007.00 3,120.00
Basic family payment
07/01/1993 64,938 68,187 71,436 74,685 77,934 3,249
06/01/1994 60,000 63,000 66,000 69,000 72,000 3,000
05/01/1995 61,020 64,071 67,122 70,173 73,224 3,051
04/01/1996 63,766 66,955 70,144 73,333 76,522 3,189
02/01/1997 65,743 69,031 72,319 75,607 78,895 3,288
01/01/1998 65,941 69,239 72,537 75,835 79,133 3,298
01/01/1999 66,403 69,725 73,047 76,369 79,691 3,322
Last reviewed: 12 August 2019