FTB Part A eligibility

We pay Family Tax Benefit (FTB) 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’s either:

You must also meet all of the following:

Your child also needs to meet immunisation requirements and Healthy Start for School requirements, if they apply. We may reduce your FTB Part A payment per fortnight for each child who doesn’t meet these.

When we balance your payments after the end of the financial year you may get a FTB Part A supplement. If you didn’t get enough FTB during the year, you may also get a top up. For periods before 1 July 2018, immunisation requirements applied to the FTB Part A supplement.

To get the FTB Part A supplement for 2018-19 your family’s adjusted taxable income must be $80,000 or less. 

Waiting periods

Newly arrived residents generally have to wait 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

You can only get FTB Part A for children aged 16 to 19 if they meet study requirements. To meet study requirements they must either:

  • be in full time secondary study
  • have an acceptable study load
  • have an exemption from us.

Multiple Birth Allowance

If you get FTB Part A you may be eligible for Multiple Birth Allowance. This payment is for people who have care of triplets or quadruplets or more. It is not for people who have care of twins.

We’ll pay you $160.86 a fortnight for triplets or $214.34 a fortnight for quadruplets or more. We’ll assess you for this when you claim Family Tax Benefit. You don't need to submit a separate claim for it.

Other payments

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

Page last updated: 5 July 2019

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