Child Support Protected Earnings Amount 2021

The Protected Earnings Amount (PEA) is the value of earnings that is exempt from child support deductions, providing a minimum amount of net pay for the worker.

Workers affected by the rate change will have received letters in December advising of the new amount. Payroll needs to be adjusted with the new amount.

The PEA is 75% of the JobSeeker payment and is adjusted annually.

The 2021 PEA rate is now $383.10 weekly.

Services Australia – Protected Earnings Amount