A number of changes affect you if you receive family payments.
If you’re receiving Family Tax Benefit (FTB)
Pauses to indexation
We won’t increase the following until 1 July 2020:
Income test exemptions
We’ll use your family income estimate to work out your FTB Part A payment rate. This means your FTB Part A payment may go down or stop for the period your income support payment is reduced to zero.
If we ask you to give us a family income estimate, you need to do this within 21 days. If you don’t, we’ll cancel your FTB Part A.
Your child’s payment may also be affected if we use your income to work out your dependent child’s payment rate of:
- Youth Allowance
- ABSTUDY Living Allowance
- ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance (Group 2)
- Assistance for Isolated Children Additional Boarding Allowance
If you’re receiving family assistance and withdraw superannuation for your first home
- child care fee assistance, or
- child support
If you’re receiving Parental Leave Pay or Dad and Partner Pay
If you need assistance with child care fees before 2 July, you can claim for Child Care Benefit (CCB). When you claim online we’ll ask you some extra questions in your CCB claim so we can assess you for CCS. If you’re eligible for both payments, you’ll receive CCB until 1 July 2018 and CCS from 2 July 2018.
If you don’t need assistance with child care fees until after 2 July 2018, you can claim CCS online now. We won’t start paying the new subsidy until 2 July 2018.