Family Tax Benefit

Balancing dates for single income support customers

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.

We'll balance your payments automatically if for the whole 2017-18 financial year you were:

If this is you, you don’t need to do anything.

We won’t balance your payments automatically if you weren’t single and receiving an income support payment for the whole 2017–18 financial year. You’ll need to do something so we can balance your payments.

Read about what you need to do so we can balance your payments.

When we'll balance your FTB payments if you were single and receiving income support

When you receive your final FTB payment for the financial year determines when we:

  • balance your Family Tax Benefit (FTB), and
  • pay you your supplements

FTB payment dates

Date of your final
FTB payment
for 2017-18
Earliest date we can balance
your FTB payments
We should pay supplements
and top ups by
4 July 2018 4 July 2018 10 July 2018
5 July 2018 5 July 2018 11 July 2018
6 July 2018 6 July 2018 12 July 2018
9 July 2018 9 July 2018 13 July 2018
10 July 2018 10 July 2018 16 July 2018
11 July 2018 11 July 2018 17 July 2018
12 July 2018 12 July 2018 18 July 2018
13 July 2018 13 July 2018 19 July 2018
16 July 2018 16 July 2018 20 July 2018
17 July 2018 17 July 2018 23 July 2018

FTB supplements

To be eligible for the FTB Part A supplement your income must be $80,000 or less. 

If we pay you the FTB Part A supplement you’ll have an overpayment if:

  • you then lodge a tax return, and
  • your adjusted taxable income is over $80,000

If this happens, you’ll need to pay the supplement back. We’ll let you know if you need to pay it back.

Talk to us if you’re worried about paying it back. We can work with you to set up a repayment plan you can afford.

When we'll balance your child care assistance

We’ll balance child care assistance from 23 July 2018. This is to make sure we receive all attendance information from your child care provider. We’ll usually balance your payments within 2 weeks.

Read more about balancing your child care assistance.

Page last updated: 29 June 2018