Family Payment Reform - Maintain eligibility thresholds for Australian Government payments for three years

From 1 July 2014, the indexation of three income free area thresholds will be fixed for three years.

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

Description of the measure

This means the following thresholds will remain the same for three years:

  • Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) – income free area (otherwise known as the lower income free area) of $48,837
  • FTB-A – maintenance income free area of:
    • $1,478.25 for a single parent, or one person of a couple receiving child support for a child, or
    • $2,956.50 for a couple, each receiving child support for a child
    • $492.75 for each additional child.
  • Family Tax BenefitPart B (FTB-B) – the secondary earner income free area of $5,183

This change will happen automatically for new and existing customers who receive FTB-A and/or FTB-B. There are no changes to when or how payments are made.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

This measure will affect new and existing customers who receive FTB-A and/or FTB-B.

Am I eligible for this measure?

This change will automatically happen for new and existing customers who receive FTB-A and/or FTB-B. There are no changes to when or how payments are made.

When will this measure start and finish?

Indexation under this measure will be fixed from 1 July 2014 for three years.

Page last updated: 16 March 2016

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