5.5.2.50 Single person 22 years & over, principal carer of dependent children

Summary

This topic shows the basic rate calculation using Benefit Rate Calculator B for a single principal carer on NSA. The recipient has income of $300.00 per fortnight from employment and is in private rental accommodation (not shared).

The following table shows the steps involved in the basic rate calculation. The rates and income test parameters used applied at 20 September 2019 and are shown in dollars per fortnight. Current rates can be obtained from the A guide to Australian Government payments booklet on the DHS website.

Step Action $
1 Determine recipient's ordinary income (1.1.O.30)

300.00

2

Apply the personal income test to this amount:

For income of $104.00 and over, multiply by 0.4

  • = ($300 − $104.00) × 0.4
  • = $196.00 × 0.4 = $78.40

RESULT: INCOME REDUCTION

78.40

3

Determine the maximum payment rate:

  • Apply the maximum single with dependent child rate
  • Add the applicable rate of PhA
  • Add the applicable rate of ES

RESULT: MAXIMUM PAYMENT RATE

604.70

6.20

9.50

620.40

4

Subtract the income reduction from the maximum payment rate:

  • Maximum payment rate
  • Income reduction

RESULT: RATE OF ALLOWANCE

620.40

78.40

542.00

Note: RA has not been included in the above calculation - principal carers who are eligible for RA will generally have their RA paid with their FTB payments.

Act reference: SSAct section 1068 Rate of WA, NSA (18 or over), SA (18 or over), PA, and MAA under Part 2.12B

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.12.1 Pension Supplement - Qualification & Payability, 5.1.9.10 Pension supplement - current rates, 3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA, 3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 20 September 2019