4.10.5.40 Family Allowance, FP & AFP Income Limits

Family payment (FP) income limits

FP income limits were indexed every year in January. The following table shows the income limits for full and part payment of additional/more than minimum rate family payment in dollars per annum.

Date Full payment limit Part payment limit
One child Each extra child Under 13 13-15 yrs Student over 16
Additional family payment (AFP)
1/01/1993 20,950 624.00 24,168.80 25,494.80 22,718
1/01/1994 21,350 624.00 24,688.40 26,061.20 23,118
1/01/1995 21,700 624.00 25,194.40 26,593.20 23,468
FP
1/01/1996 22,650 624.00 26,311 27,767 24,496
1/01/1997 23,350 624.00 27,125 28,628 25,253
1/01/1998 23,400 624.00 27,191 28,699 25,309
Family Allowance
1/01/1999 23,550 624.00 27,466 29,016 Paid min rate
1/01/2000 23,800 624.00 27,835 29,426 Paid min rate

Note: The rate of FP could NOT be reduced below the minimum FP rate if the income was below the income ceiling.

On 1 July 2000, FTB was introduced. Information about FTB rates and income test amounts can also be found in the FA Guide.

Policy reference: SS Guide 4.10.5.10 Family allowance & BFP income limits since 1987

FA Guide 3.1.1.20 Current FTB rates & income test amounts, 3.6.1 FTB Part A - historical rates, 3.6.3 FTB Part B - historical rates

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018