How to manage your payment
Your options and obligations for Family Tax Benefit.
We use your family income estimate to work out how much family assistance to pay you. This includes Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
You can choose how you receive Family Tax Benefit if you claim it fortnightly.
After the end of the financial year we compare your income estimate with your actual income. This is to make sure we pay you the correct amount of family assistance.
What you need to do to balance your family assistance payments depends on your circumstances.
You have 1 year to submit a lump sum claim for family assistance and confirm your income for that financial year.
If you were single and receiving an income support payment for the whole 2017-18 financial year, we’ll balance your family assistance payments automatically.
If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate.
Page last updated: 24 October 2018