An annual payment of up to $300 to help eligible households.
To get the Single Income Family Supplement (SIFS) you must have:
- an eligible child in your care, and
- 1 main income earner whose taxable income is between $68,000 and $150,000 - if there’s a second income earner, their taxable income must be less than $18,000
Recent changes might affect you. Read about changes to family payments.
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can get it
You may be able to get SIFS for a financial year if:
- there is 1 main income earner in your family
- their taxable income is between $68,000 and $150,000
- you get Family Tax Benefit (FTB) for at least 1 child, and
- you have another income earner in your family - their taxable income must be less than $18,000
If you don’t get FTB, you may still get SIFS. This is only if you would get FTB if your family didn’t get the at home rate of 1 of these payments for the child:
- Disability Support Pension
- Youth Allowance
- Special Benefit
- ABSTUDY Living Allowance
- an education allowance under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme
- an education allowance under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme
Approved care organisations
Approved care organisations provide residential care for young people.
They can’t get SIFS.
An annual payment of up to $300.
How much you get will depend on your situation. Your household income and the number of days you were caring for an eligible child will affect your payment.
Use Payment and Service Finder to check how much SIFS you may get.
Changes if you receive family payments
A number of changes affect you if you receive family payments.
If you get Family Tax Benefit, you don’t need to claim this payment. If you’re eligible we’ll pay you after you and your partner have lodged a tax return or have told us you don’t need to lodge one.
If you don’t get Family Tax Benefit but think you’re eligible for SIFS, you’ll need to submit a claim.
My bank account is overdrawn
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
The rate estimator will show you how much Single Income Family Supplement you might be eligible for.
Use the rate estimator to check how much you may get:
- select estimate family assistance and child care rates, and
- select estimate for Single Income Family Supplement rates
Payment and Service Finder
Find, estimate and compare payments and services you may be eligible for. You can also work out what a change in circumstance might mean for the payments and services you currently receive from us.
Manage your money
We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.
Read about how to manage your money.