Family Tax Benefit


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A 2 part payment that helps with the cost of raising children.

Eligibility basics

  • you have a dependent child or full time secondary student aged 16 to 19 who isn’t receiving a pension, payment or benefit such as Youth Allowance
  • provide care for the child for at least 35% of the time
  • meet an income test
From 10 June 2019, we’re changing how we recover money you owe from your Family Tax Benefit (FTB). We can do this even if you have a payment arrangement in place. Read more about changes if you get family payments.
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Page last updated: 2 March 2019