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Service update Some of our key services are currently unavailable while we make some improvements to our system. These will be back on 8am, 16 April. Find out more

Service update Some of our key services will be unavailable from 3pm, 9 April until 16 April for a system upgrade. Find out more

Certain parts of the formula are updated each year (living allowances, child expenditure, minimum rate and inflation factor). You can see the amount for this year and previous year's below.

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Part of formula to be updated Updated rate
Living allowance $19,867
Living allowance if receiving supported living payments $22,713
Minimum rate of child support (annually) $936
Inflation factor 1.9%

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Part of formula to be updated Updated rate
Living allowance $19,585
Living allowance if receiving supported living payments $22,392
Minimum rate of child support (annually) $919
Inflation factor 1.6%