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Is your child finishing school this year?

Your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) for them will stop if they’re 16 or older and stop studying.

Is your child dependent and getting a payment from us?

If they get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, we may need to review your income details. Here’s what you need to do.

Have you confirmed your family income for the 2017-18 financial year?

We’ve started sending Family Tax Benefit (FTB) account payable notices to people who haven’t.

Organising vacation care for the next school holidays?

If you haven’t got Child Care Subsidy (CCS) since the last school holidays, you may need to take action to restart it.

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Help fuel your child’s future after school

Read about support available to help steer your kids into success.

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New to Child Support?

We can help you get started

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Understanding your balancing outcome

After we balance your family payments, we’ll let you know the outcome. Find out more about these.

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How we balance Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

We’re now balancing CCS for 2018-19. Once we’ve balanced yours, we’ll let you know. See how we work out your outcome.

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If you get Child Care Subsidy (CCS) it’s time to take action

You need to confirm your income details for 2018-19 so we can start balancing your CCS from 29 July 2019.

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Your 2018-19 Centrelink payment summary is now available

You can use our online services to get a copy of your payment summary. If you use ATO’s myTax, it’s prefilled for you.

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What you need to do at tax time

Most families will need to do something before we can start balancing their Family Tax Benefit or Child Care Subsidy.

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Four steps to balancing family assistance payments

Follow these four steps so we can balance your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

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Get your flu vaccine now

Getting a flu vaccine every year is your best shot at stopping the flu.

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Keeping track of your Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Find out what to do if your child care fees change, you get a lump sum payment or you’ve been paid too much.

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These changes to family payments may affect you

From 1 July 2019 there are some changes that could affect you if you get family payments.

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Has your child had a health check?

If they don’t have one before they turn 5, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate will reduce.

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We’ve improved our website design

To help give you a better website experience we’ve refreshed our design.

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Does your child meet immunisation requirements?

If they don’t meet immunisation requirements and you get Family Tax Benefit (FTB), your FTB Part A rate may reduce.

Family payments can change if your child is 13 to 19 years old

Your child’s age can affect the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) payments your family can get.

Is your family’s income estimate for CCS approaching $351,248?

If it goes over this amount you’ll need to repay the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) you got.

Do you have a child from a past relationship in your care?

We may reduce your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A if you haven’t applied for a child support assessment.


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