Social Security Payments for People Caring for Children, 1912 to 2006

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Social Policy Group

Dale Daniels - Social Policy Group

Last updated 5 July 2006

This Chronology is issued electronically. It will be kept up-to-date online. The date of the latest update is noted clearly above.


Contents

Introduction

List of Acronyms

A Short History of Payments for Families

Table 1: Payments for People Caring for Children, Recipient Numbers from 1942

Maternity Allowance 1912 to 1978 and 1996 to 2004, Maternity Immunisation Allowance from 1998, Maternity Payment from 2004

Child Endowment 1941 to 1976, Family Allowance 1976 to 1992, Basic Family Payment 1993 to 1995, Family Payment 1996 to 1998, Family Allowance 1998 to 2000 and Family Tax Benefit Part A from 2000

Table 2: Maximum Rates of Child Endowment 1941 to 1976, Family Allowance 1976 to 1992 and Basic Family Payment 1993 to 1995

Table 3: Rates of Family Payment, 1996 to 1998, Family Allowance 1998 to 2000 and Family Tax Benefit Part A & Part B from 2000

Widow Pension Class A 1942 to 1989

Child's Allowance/Additional Pension or Benefit for Children 1943 to 1993

Table 4: Maximum Rates of Child's Allowance 1943 to 1963, Additional Pension for Children 1956 to 1992, Additional Benefit for Children 1945 to 1992, Family Income Supplement 1983 to 1987, Family Allowance Supplement 1987 to 1992 and Additional Family Payment 1993 to 1995

Mother's/Guardian's Allowance 1963 to 2000

Table 5: Maximum Rate of Mother's/Guardian's Allowance, 1963 to 2000

Double Orphan's Pension from 1973

Table 6: Maximum Rates of Double Orphan's Pension from 1973

Supporting Mother's Benefit 1973 to 1977 Supporting Parent's Benefit 1977 to 1989, Sole Parent's Pension 1989 to 1998

Table 7: Maximum Weekly Rates of Pension for Sole Parents from 1942

Table 8: Pension Means Tests Changes, from 1942

Family Income Supplement 1983 to 1987, Family Allowance Supplement 1987 to 1992, Additional Family Payment 1993 to 1995

Home Child Care Allowance 1994 to 1995, Parenting Allowance 1995 to 1998 and Parenting Payment from 1998

Family Tax Payment 1997 to 2000

Family Tax Benefit Part B from 2000

Child Care Benefit from 2000


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