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

26 April 2019

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

Do you know how FTB changes when your child turns 13?

Or that for you to get FTB when they turn 16, they must be either be:

  • in full time secondary study
  • exempt from the study requirements.

You might also be wondering what happens if your child gets a job. Will their income affect your FTB payments?

Or how the changes impact their ability to claim payments and access services in their own right.

To find out what happens as your child gets older check out the information for parents of teenagers page. It can help you keep on top of your payments. It’s also an easy way to view a summary of changes you may need to know.

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Page last updated: 26 April 2019