Single Income Family Supplement
An annual payment of up to $300 to help eligible households.
- an eligible child in your care, and
- one main income earner whose income is between $68,000 and $150,000. If there is a secondary income earner in your family, you may still be eligible if their income is below $18,000
Eligibility & payment rates
You may be eligible for Single Income Family Supplement if in the financial year being claimed:
- your household had one main income earner whose income was between $68,000 and $150,000. If there was a secondary income earner in your family, you may still be eligible if their income was below $18,000, and
- you received Family Tax Benefit for at least 1 child, or
- you had a child who would have been eligible for Family Tax Benefit except that the child or someone on the child’s behalf was receiving an 'at home' rate of one of the following payments:
- Disability Support Pension
- Youth Allowance
- Special Benefit
- ABSTUDY Living Allowance
- an education allowance under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme, or
- Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme
Approved Care Organisations are not eligible for Single Income Family Supplement.
Use the rate estimator to check your eligibility and how much you may be entitled to. To get started:
- launch the rate estimator
- select estimate family assistance and child care rates, and
- select estimate for Single Income Family Supplement rates
To be eligible for Single Income Family Supplement, you must satisfy residence requirements. You must be living in Australia and either:
- have Australian citizenship
- hold a permanent visa
- hold a special category visa, or
- hold either a partner provisional, interdependency or temporary protection visa
Single Income Family Supplement is an annual payment of up to $300.
The rate of payment is determined by your household income and the number of days in the year you had an eligible child in your care.
You can find out how much you may be entitled to by using the rate estimator.
If you receive Family Tax Benefit, you do not need to do anything to receive this payment.
If you do not receive Family Tax Benefit and think you may be eligible, you will need to claim online.
There is support available to help you manage your money if you have overdrawn your bank, building society or credit union account.
You can use the rate estimator to check your eligibility. It can also tell you the rate of payment you may be entitled to.
Select the options that describe your circumstances then explore a suggested list of possible Centrelink and Medicare payments and services online.
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