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:
- have Australian citizenship
- hold a permanent visa
- hold a Special Category visa
- hold a certain temporary visa type, for example a Partner Provisional or Temporary Protection visa.
Your child must also meet these rules or be living with you.
You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.
If you've recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may have to wait to get payments or concession cards.
Page last updated: 13 June 2019