If your child is turning 4 years of age, they may need to have a health check for you to receive the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A supplement.
We'll send you a letter if your child needs a health check. This will happen if you or your partner receive FTB Part A and an income support payment such as Parenting Payment or Newstart Allowance, or a payment from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
What you need to do
Arrange a health check for your child
Tell us the health check has been completed
If you don’t have a Centrelink online account, you’ll need to use the One Time Access Code (OTAC) in your letter.
Tell us if you can’t complete a health check for your child
If you can’t complete a health check for your child, call us as soon as possible.
Why you need to tell us
At the end of the financial year we compare your income with your estimated income to make sure we paid you the right amount of FTB. We’ll also check if you’re eligible for further top up payments, such as the FTB Part A supplement.
You need to tell us the health check has been done by 30 June 2018. Part or all of the FTB Part A supplement will be withheld if:
- the health check isn’t done, or
- you haven’t told us it’s been done
For the 2017-18 financial year this is a payment of up to $737.30 for your child.
If your FTB Part A supplement has been withheld, you’ll have 1 year from the end of the financial year in which your child turned 4 years of age to tell us the health check has been completed. If eligible, you’ll be paid the FTB Part A supplement.
Sam’s child turned 4 years in the 2016-17 financial year. Sam has until 30 June 2018 to tell us the health check was done.
A health check is an assessment of your child’s physical health, including their height, weight, hearing, sight and general wellbeing. It ensures your child is healthy, fit and ready to learn when they start school.
Your child can have a health check when they turn 3 years of age.
The health check requirements vary in each state and territory.
|State/territory||Health checks that meet the FTB Part A supplement requirements|