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3.6.4 Maternity Payments - Historical Rates

Summary

This topic contains historical rates of MAT, MPY, MIA and baby bonus.

 

Rates of MAT, MPY, MIA & baby bonus

Payable from

MAT

MIA

01/07/2000

$780.00

$208.00

20/09/2000

$780.00

$208.00

20/03/2001

$780.00

$208.00

01/07/2001

$780.00

$208.00

20/09/2001

$789.36

$208.00

20/03/2002

$798.72

$208.00

01/07/2002

$798.72

$208.00

20/09/2002

$811.44

$208.00

20/03/2003

$822.72

$208.00

01/07/2003

$822.72

$208.00

20/09/2003

$833.52

$208.38

20/03/2004

$842.64

$210.66

Payable from

MPY

(see Note A)

MIA

01/07/2004

$3,000.00

$210.66

20/09/2004

$3,042.00

$213.60

20/03/2005

$3,079.00

$216.20

20/09/2005

$3,119.00

$219.00

20/03/2006

$3,166.00

$222.30

01/07/2006

$4,000.00

$222.30

20/09/2006

$4,100.00

$227.90

20/03/2007

$4,133.00

$229.70

Payable from

Baby Bonus

(see Note B)

MIA

01/07/2007

$4,133.00

$229.70

20/09/2007

$4,187.00

$232.70

20/03/2008

$4,258.00

$236.70

01/07/2008

$5,000.00

$236.70

20/09/2008

$5,000.00

(see Note C)

$243.30

Payable from

Baby Bonus

MIA

MIA

Half-Amount

01/01/2009

$5,000.00

$243.30

$121.65

(see Note D)

20/03/2009

$5,000.00

$245.50

$122.75

01/07/2009

$5,185.00

$245.50

(see Note E)

$122.75

01/07/2010

$5,294.00

$251.00

$125.50

01/07/2011

$5,437.00

$258.00

$129.00

01/07/2012

$5,437.00

(See Note F)

$258.00

(See Note H)

$129.00

(See Note H)

01/09/2012

$5,000.00

(See Note G)

-

-

01/07/2013

$5,000.00 for 1st children & all multiple births

$3,000.00 for 2nd & subsequent children

(see Note I)

-

-

01/03/2014

Baby bonus is no longer available

(See Note J)

 

Notes

Note

Explanation

A

MAT was replaced by MPY on 1 July 2004.

B

MPY was replaced by baby bonus on 1 July 2007.

C

From 1 July 2008, the baby bonus is indexed once a year.

D

From 1 January 2009 MIA is paid in 2 separate half-amounts for most claimants.

E

Indexation of MIA has been aligned with indexation of baby bonus and occurs annually on 1 July.

F

Indexation of baby bonus was paused until 30 June 2015.

G

The rate of baby bonus was reset to $5,000.00 per eligible child.

H

MIA was discontinued from 1 July 2012. For more information about MIA being discontinued see 8.2.2 Transitional Arrangements for MIA.

I

From 1 July 2013 the amount of baby bonus for second and subsequent children will be reduced to $3,000.00. The $5,000.00 rate will still be paid for first children that are born, adopted or entrusted to care within 26 weeks, and for multiple births and multiple adoptions and entrustments to care which occur as part of the same adoption or entrustment process (see 1.2.2)

J

For children born or entrusted to care as part of an adoption process on or after 1 March 2014, the baby bonus will no longer be available. On 1 March 2014, NBS (1.2.18) and SBP (1.2.19) replaced baby bonus to provide assistance to those families not eligible for or not accessing PLP (PPL Guide 2.2). For children born or entrusted to care as part of an adoption process before 1 March 2014, an individual may still be eligible to receive baby bonus (2.4.1).

 

Policy reference: FA Guide 3.3 Baby Bonus Rate, 3.4 MIA Rate, 3.11 NBS Rate, 3.12 SBP Rate

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Last reviewed: 20 March 2014


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