From July there are changes to family assistance payments that may affect you.
If you receive Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A and an income support payment
You’ll need to give us a family income estimate so we can work out your payment. If you don’t give us one within 21 days, we’ll cancel your Family Tax Benefit payment.
We may reduce or stop your FTB Part A for the period your income support payment reduces to nil. If your child is a dependent and receives a payment, their rate may change too.
If you withdraw superannuation for your first home
We won’t count withdrawals under the First Home Super Saver Scheme as part of your taxable income.
If your child doesn’t meet immunisation or health check requirements
We may reduce your FTB Part A payments by up to $28.28 per fortnight per child.
We’ll contact you if your child doesn’t meet requirements. We’ll let you know what you need to do before your payment is affected.
If you receive child care fee assistance
We won’t automatically transition you to the new payments.
If you’re currently receiving a child care payment for approved care, you need to complete a Child Care Subsidy assessment as soon as possible.
If you don’t need assistance with child care fees until after 2 July 2018, you can claim Child Care Subsidy online.
Read more about changes if you receive family payments.