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:
- 0 to 15 years of age
- 16 to 19 years of age and meets the study requirements.
You must also satisfy all of the following:
We may reduce your FTB Part A payment per fortnight. This will happen for each child who doesn’t meet immunisation requirements or doesn’t have a health check.
To get the FTB Part A supplement for 2017-18 your family’s adjusted taxable income must be $80,000 or less. Your child also needs to meet:
You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.
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 $158.06 a fortnight for triplets or $210.56 a fortnight for quadruplets or more. We’ll automatically assess you for this when you claim Family Tax Benefit. You don't need to submit a separate claim for it.
If you receive FTB Part A you may be eligible for:
Page last updated: 13 March 2019