Family Payment Reform - limit Family Tax Benefit Part B to families with children under six years of age

From 1 July 2015, families whose youngest child is aged six or over will no longer be entitled to Family Tax Benefit Part B.

This measure has not started. It is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

From 1 July 2015, families whose youngest child is aged six or over will no longer be entitled to Family Tax Benefit Part B. However, existing arrangements will continue until 30 June 2017 for families with a youngest child aged six years and over and already receiving Family Tax Benefit Part B.

There are no changes to how Family Tax Benefit Part B payments are made.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

This measure will affect new and existing customers who receive Family Tax Benefit Part B.

Am I eligible for this measure?

This change applies automatically to:

  • new Family Tax Benefit Part B customers who become eligible from 1 July 2015.
  • existing Family Tax Benefit Part B customers (that is, those already in receipt of payments prior to 1 July 2015) from 1 July 2017.

There are no changes to how payments are made.

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start on 1 July 2015 and will be ongoing.

Page last updated: 16 March 2016

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