By Gillian Hayward
Are you aware of changes made to the Farm Household Allowance?
Changes to the FHA came into effect on 11 June 2020 which make it easier for farmers to access the allowance.
The FHA is a fortnightly payment (amount is equivalent to Youth Allowance) to farming families in financial hardship, for a maximum of four years in each 10-year period. It also provides an option to claim an Activity Supplement up to $10,000, which you can use to pay for study, training or professional advice to help improve your financial position.
To be eligible, you must satisfy the following criteria:
We recommend that you do not self-assess your eligibility, instead speak to a rural financial counsellor in your area.
To find a rural financial counsellor in your area, visit the following link: RFCS