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On 1 January each year, the Department of Human Services (DHS) Protected Earnings Amount (PEA) is adjusted to allow for increases in the cost of living. The PEA is a set minimum amount that must be left after tax and child support is deducted from a person's wage.
The 2020 PEA amounts applies to pay dates from 1 January 2020.