Has your child had a health check?
3 June 2019
If they don’t have one before they turn 5, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate will reduce.
Getting a health check means your child can have a healthy start for school.
If your child turned 4 on or after 1 July 2018, they may need to get a health check. This applies if your family gets an income support payment and FTB Part A.
You need to tell us your child has had a health check before they turn 5. If you don’t, we’ll reduce your FTB Part A payments from their 5th birthday. We may reduce your payment for up to 26 fortnights.
If your child is turning 5 and hasn’t had their health check, we’ll write to you. We’ll let you know what you need to do.
To arrange a health check, talk to your GP or health professional.
Read more about Healthy Start for School.
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Page last updated: 4 June 2019