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Percentage Payment Splits - Defined Benefit Income Streams

Last amended 
1 July 2019
Calculating the asset value

Defined benefit income streams are not included in a person's assessable assets.

Income test assessment

All required information for the primary and secondary Family Law Affected (FLA) income streams is calculated by the income stream provider. The assessable income is the gross income less the deductible amount.

Other types of income streams

For Asset-test Exempt Income Streams, Allocated or Account-based Income Streams, Asset-tested Long Term Income Streams or Lifetime Income Streams, see the relevant pages under 10.5.6 Family Law Affected Income Streams.


According to section 5J of the VEA, a deductible amount, in relation to an income stream, means the sum of the amounts that are the tax free component, worked out under the tax law, of the payments received from the DBIS.