Family Tax Benefit

FTB Part A eligibility

We pay Family Tax Benefit Part A per child. The amount we pay you depends on your family’s circumstances.

You may be eligible for FTB Part A if you care for a dependent child who is:

You must also:

You may receive a top up or supplement when we balance your payments after the end of the financial year.

To be eligible for the FTB Part A supplement your:

Waiting periods

Newly arrived residents generally have to 1 year before getting this payment, with some exemptions.

You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.

Study requirements

Children aged 16 to 19 meet the study requirements if they:

  • are in full time secondary study in an approved course leading towards a year 12 or equivalent qualification
  • have an acceptable study load, or
  • have been granted an exemption from us.

Other payments

If you receive FTB Part A you may be eligible for:

If you have care of triplets or quadruplets, you may be eligible for Multiple Birth Allowance. We’ll pay you $158.06 a fortnight for triplets or $210.56 a fortnight for quadruplets or more. We’ll automatically assess you for this, you don't need to submit a separate claim.

Page last updated: 7 January 2019