How much do I get for Dad and partner pay?

The Dad and Partner Pay is a government-funded payment in Australia designed to support eligible working fathers or partners who are taking time off work to care for a newborn or newly adopted child. The payment provides financial assistance for up to two weeks.

Dad and Partner Pay is currently $812.45 per week before tax. It’s based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage and must be paid as a single block of up to 2 weeks. You’ll be paid in one installment, directly into the bank account you choose.

Pay As You Go (PAYG) tax will be withheld at the rate of 15% unless you ask for a different rate. Your partner may also be eligible for Parental Leave Pay for up to 18 weeks. This is 90 payable days. This means your family can get a total of up to 20 weeks or 100 payable days of payments.

If your partner is eligible for Parental Leave Pay, they may transfer some or all of their payable days to you. This is if you also claim and are eligible for Parental Leave Pay. As an individual, the total you get from both payments can’t be more than 18 weeks.

Your employer may pay you a top-up payment to supplement your Dad and Partner Pay. For example, they may pay the difference between your Dad and Partner Pay and your normal wage. This won’t affect your eligibility.Top-up payment is not considered as paid leave for the purposes of Dad and Partner Pay.

It is important to consult the official website of the Australian Department of Human Services or contact their helpline for the most up-to-date information on the payment rates and eligibility criteria for Dad and Partner Pay.

It’s worth mentioning that the national minimum wage is reviewed annually and adjusted accordingly. Therefore, the payment rate may differ from one year to another. To obtain accurate and current details regarding the payment rate for Dad and Partner Pay, it is advisable to refer to the official government sources mentioned above.