Is your child finishing school this year?

13 September 2019

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

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When your FTB stops depends on if, and when, they finish their study.

What happens if your child doesn’t finish year 12

If they don’t complete year 12 or an equivalent qualification, your FTB will stop from the date they stop studying.

What happens if your child finishes year 12

If they complete year 12 or an equivalent qualification in November or December, your FTB will continue until 31 December. If they complete it before then, your FTB will continue for 28 days after they complete their studies.

What you need to do

Make sure your child’s education details are up to date. Do this using your Centrelink online account through myGov. For help read our guide to update your child’s education details for FTB.

If you stop getting FTB for them, your child may get a payment in their own right. There are payments to help with:

  • studying
  • training
  • looking for work
  • working as an apprentice.

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Page last updated: 9 October 2019