Family Tax Benefit

How much FTB Part A you can receive

The amount of Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A we’ll pay you depends on your situation.

How we work out your payment rate

You need to keep your family income estimate up to date so we pay you the right amount.

FTB Part A is paid for each eligible child. We work out your payment rate:

If you share caring responsibilities for a child, your percentage of care will also be used to work out your payment rate.

If you or your partner have a child from a previous relationship in your care, you need to meet the Maintenance Action Test to receive more than the base rate of FTB Part A.

Any child support you receive may affect your payment rate. Read more about how child support affects FTB Part A.

Use our Payment and Service Finder to see how much FTB Part A you may be eligible for.

What is the base rate

The base rate for FTB Part A is $58.66 for each child per fortnight. The base rate isn’t the minimum rate of FTB Part A. You might receive less depending on your family’s circumstances.

What is the maximum rate

The maximum rate for FTB Part A depends on the age of the child you receive it for.

The maximum rate per child each fortnight is:

  • $182.84 for a child 0 to 12 years of age
  • $237.86 for a child 13 to 15 years of age
  • $237.86 for a child 16 to 19 years of age who meets the study requirements
  • $58.66 for a child 0 to 19 years of age in an approved care organisation

What is the FTB Part A supplement rate

You may receive a supplement when we balance your payments after the end of the financial year. We call this the FTB Part A supplement.

It’s a yearly payment of up to $737.30 for each eligible child. The amount we’ll pay you depends on:

  • how many children you have in your care,
  • if you share care,
  • your family’s income, and
  • the number of days you were eligible for FTB Part A

Page last updated: 17 May 2018