There are different things that can affect your Family Tax Benefit payment. The amount you get depends on your circumstances.
In this section
Change of circumstances
If you don’t tell us when your circumstances change, you may be doing the wrong thing.
Healthy Start for School
If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don’t, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.
Child support and your Family Tax Benefit Part A
Any child support you receive can affect how much Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A you get.
Disputed care interim periods
An interim period may apply if care is disputed. This is when parents stop following a written care agreement and disagree with that change.
Travel outside Australia
There are rules about how long your Family Tax Benefit can be paid while you or your dependent children travel outside Australia.
Changes if your child is 16 to 19
When your child turns 16 or stops studying after they turn 16, your Family Tax Benefit may change.
Changes if you receive family payments
A number of changes from July 2018 may affect you if you get family payments.
Your percentage of care may affect your payment
We consider each parent or non-parent carer’s care of the child as part of our child support assessment. This is their percentage of care.