Family Payment Reform - limit the Large Family Supplement to families with four or more children

From 1 July 2015 the Large Family Supplement will only be paid to families with four or more children.

This measure started on 1 July 2015.

Description of the measure

From 1 July 2015 the Large Family Supplement will only be paid to families with four or more children. Large Family Supplement is paid as a component of Family Tax Benefit Part A.

Large Family Supplement will no longer be paid to families with three children from 1 July 2015. Families with four or more children would continue to receive the Large Family Supplement for the fourth and subsequent child.

This change applies automatically for new and existing customers who receive Family Tax Benefit Part A. There are no changes to how 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 A and who currently have three or more children. 

Am I eligible for this measure?

This change applies automatically to:

  • existing customers who receive Family Tax Benefit Part A for three children. These customers will no longer receive the Large Family Supplement.
  • existing and new families with four or more children would receive the Large Family Supplement for the fourth and subsequent child.

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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