Family Tax Benefit

Residence rules

You must meet the residence rules to be eligible to claim Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B.

On the day you claim Family Tax Benefit Part A or Part B, you must be living in Australia and either:

Your child must also meet these rules or be living with you.

Newly arrived residents generally have to wait 1 year before getting Family Tax Benefit Part A, with some exemptions. There are no waiting periods for Family Tax Benefit Part B.

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

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Page last updated: 11 April 2019