Sole parent support - deduction tables

Use this table to estimate how much will be deducted from your Sole Parent Support benefit payment if you earn income.

Your deductions

If you're a sole parent, you can earn up to $115 a week before tax, before your benefit is affected. Once you earn over $115 a week before tax any:

  • income you get between $115 and $215 a week before tax will reduce your benefit by 30 cents for each $1 of income
  • income you get over $215 a week before tax will reduce your benefit by 70 cents for every $1 of income.

If you're paying for childcare, you can earn up to $135 a week before tax, before your payment is affected.

Any other payments you get, eg, Accommodation Supplement, may also be affected.

If you get over $709 a week before tax, you won't qualify for Sole Parent Support.

Estimate your deduction

Information

This table is just an estimate. The deduction could change depending on your individual circumstances.

Gross Income (before tax) Amount deducted from benefit payment (after tax)
$125 $3
$135 $6
$145 $9
$155 $12
$165 $15
$175 $18
$185 $21
$195 $24
$205 $27
$215 $30
$225 $37
$235 $44
$245 $51
$255 $58
$265 $65
$275 $72
$285 $79
$295 $86
$305 $93
$315 $100
$325 $107
$335 $114
$345 $121
$355 $128
$365 $135
$375 $142
$385 $149
$395 $156
$405 $163
$415 $170
$425 $177
$435 $184
$445 $191
$455 $198
$465 $205
$475 $212
$485 $219
$495 $226
$505 $233
$515 $240
$525 $247
$535 $254
$545 $261
$555 $268
$565 $275
$575 $282
$585 $289
$595 $296
$605 $303
$615 $310
$625 $317
$635 $324
$645 $331
$655 $338
$665 $345
$675 $352
$685 $359
$695 $366
$705 $373
$715 $380
$725 $387
$735 $394
$745 $401
$755 $408
$765 $415
$775 $422
$785 $429
$795 $436
$805 $443
$815 $450
$825 $457
$835 $464
$845 $471
$855 $478
$865 $485
$875 $492
$885 $499