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Information Sharing: Australian Government’s Farm Household Allowance

From Tasfarmers King Island Drought Coordinator:

Services Australia will be on the Island next week as follows:

Monday 17 June to Thu 20 June 2024.

The team will be available:

  • Monday 17th :  KIRDO 9-4.30
  • Tuesday 18th:   Grassy Club 9-12.30, KIRDO 4-7pm
  • Wed 19th:  KIRDO 9-4.30
  • Thurs 20th:  KIRDO 9-4.30

The contact number to book an appointment is Ph 0499 792 373 or walks welcome.

Services Australia manage the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) program which is an Australian Government financial support payment for Primary producers in financial hardship.  Farm Household Allowance (FHA) is a fortnightly payment for a farmer or partner of a farmer. It’s paid for up to 4 years in a specific 10-year period.

In short, the FHA support is a fortnightly payment up to 4 years with additional access to professional advice and training up to $10,000 over their lifetime. The payment is around $700 each per fortnight for a couple, and around $800 per fortnight for a single person. The combined personal and net farm assets must be below $5.5 million and farm profit below the cut off income limit, with special rules if the farm is making a loss and there’s off farm income. The farm income is assessed on the current circumstance, i.e. current financial year estimate. Services Australia are aware of King Island’s circumstances at the moment, so are keen to support people as is applicable.

For details see the attached information or go to www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/farm-household-allowance

CN Poster King Island June 2024

Farm Household Allowance – Fact sheet – Services Australia

Farm Household Allowance – Activity supplement – Services Australia

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