Child support and your Family Tax Benefit Part A
Any child support you receive can affect how much Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A you get.
If you or your partner receive child support, these payments can affect your FTB. If the amount of child support you receive changes, your FTB payments may change too.
Where possible parents should take primary responsibility for the cost of looking after their children. This is why we ask you to apply for child support.
The more child support you receive or are entitled to, the less FTB you can get.
If you change how you collect child support, it could impact your FTB Part A. It could also impact our ability to recover underpayments of child support.
If circumstances change for you or the other parent, we’ll update your child support assessment. This means your FTB payments may change too.
At the end of the financial year we’ll check we’re giving you the right amount of FTB.
Page last updated: 21 November 2019