Department of Human Services – Protected Earnings Amount 2019

Version
2019
Original Published Date
Tax Category
Payroll
Resource Type
Guides and instructions
Statement of formula / rates and thresholds
Description

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 persons wage.

The 2019 PEA amounts applies to pay dates from 1 January 2019.