Effects on your existing payments and entitlements
Dad and Partner Pay is a taxable payment. It may affect your tax obligations and other payments.
It may affect your tax obligations, including all of the following:
- child support
- HECS liabilities
- Medicare Levy Surcharge
- public housing rent
- low income or other health care cards, or other associated concessions
- pensioner and beneficiary tax offsets.
Dad and Partner Pay also affects the following payments and services.
Family assistance payments
Parental Leave Pay
As a family
For the same child you get Dad and Partner Pay for, your family may also be able to get either:
As an individual
You can’t be paid both at the same time. If you get both payments, you can’t get more than 18 weeks pay in total.
Income support payments
This means you may get a lower rate or no income support while you get Dad and Partner Pay. When your Dad and Partner Pay ends, we’ll adjust your income support again.
Child support payments
Dad and Partner Pay counts as income for child support purposes.
Page last updated: 18 November 2020
This information was printed 27 November 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/dad-and-partner-pay/how-your-payments-are-impacted/effects-your-existing-payments-and-entitlements. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.