Department of Human Services (DHS) – Protected earnings amount (PEA) 2016

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Protected Earnings 2016

On January 1 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 persons wage.

Department of Human Services – Child Support Protected Earnings Rate 2016

When does the new PEA amount take effect?
It starts from pay dates from the 1 January 2016.

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