We pay Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part B to single parents, non-parent carers and couples with one main income.
An example of this may be where one parent stays at home to care for a child full time or balances some paid work with caring for a child. This payment is income tested.
If you are a member of a couple, you may be eligible for FTB Part B if you care for a dependent child 12 years of age or younger at least 35% of the time.
If you are a single parent, grandparent or great grandparent carer, you may be eligible for FTB Part B if you care for a child at least 35% of the time and the child is:
- younger than 16 years of age, or
- a full time secondary student, up until the end of the calendar year in which they turn 18 years of age
To tell us you are a grandparent carer, call us.
Home schooling for children 16 to 19 years of age does not satisfy study requirements for FTB.
The rate of FTB Part B is based on an income test. You also need to meet residence requirements.
Neither you nor your partner can receive FTB Part B during your Paid Parental Leave period, but it may be paid after your Paid Parental Leave period ends.
You may be eligible for FTB Part B if you are a:
- foster carer
- great grandparent, or
- another non parent carer