18.104.22.168 DOP - current rate
The current base rate of DOP is $66.10 per fortnight.
The base rate is indexed to changes in the CPI. The effective date of indexation is 1 January each year.
Additional component of DOP
An additional component of DOP is payable to DOP applicants who are eligible for a rate of FTB Part A that is lower than the family allowance (FA)/FTB Part A received by the child's original family at the time the young person became a double orphan.
To be eligible for the additional component of DOP, the applicant must be caring for a young person who became a double orphan on or after 1 July 1998.
The additional component is equal to the difference between the carer's entitlement to FTB Part A for the double orphan and the FA/FTB Part A received for the double orphan in their original family.
The additional component of DOP is not payable where FTB has been cancelled as a result of the child receiving a payment under a prescribed educational scheme.
Timing of payments
Payments are made fortnightly in arrears.