Family Payment Reform - new Family Tax Benefit allowance

From 1 July 2015, a new $750 yearly allowance will be available to single parent families in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A.

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

Description of the measure

From 1 July 2015, a new $750 yearly allowance will be available to single parent families in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A. It will be paid as an additional component of Family Tax Benefit Part A and will be paid for each child in the family aged between six and 12 years of age.

The allowance will be paid automatically to customers who are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A from 1 July 2015 and who:

  • are single, and
  • are in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A at the maximum rate, and
  • are not in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part B, and
  • have a Family Tax Benefit child(ren) aged between six–12 years.

There will be no need to lodge a separate claim. The allowance will be paid fortnightly to eligible customers and also to customers who lodge a lump sum claim for the 2015-16 financial year onwards.

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. 

Am I eligible for this measure?

This change applies automatically to eligible Family Tax Benefit Part A customers from 1 July 2015 who:

  • are single, and
  • are in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A at the maximum rate, and
  • not in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part B, and
  • have a Family Tax Benefit child(ren) aged between six–12 years. 

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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