Farm Household Allowance

A payment for farming families in financial hardship.

New Farm Household allowance 10-year period starts 1 July 2024

If you’ve used your 4 years of payment in this 10-year period, you may be eligible for 4 more years of FHA from 1 July 2024. You’ll need to submit a new claim.

Farm Household Allowance (FHA) is a fortnightly payment for a farmer or partner of a farmer. It’s paid for up to 4 years in a specific 10-year period.

There are some eligibility rules you’ll need to meet. To get this you must:

  • be a farmer or partner of a farmer
  • meet the income and assets test limits
  • meet mutual obligation requirements
  • not have exceed the time limits for the 10-year period.

A farmer must contribute significant labour and capital to a farm.

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

See how the allowance can help you.

Page last updated: 12 April 2024.
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