Eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A Medicare Safety Net threshold

If you get Family Tax Benefit Part A you’re eligible for the FTB Part A Medicare Safety Net threshold.

The date you’re eligible for the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) FTB Part A threshold depends on:

  • when you get your FTB Part A payment
  • how you get your FTB Part A payment.
How you get your FTB Part A payment Eligibility for EMSN FTB Part A threshold start date
Every 2 weeks. You may be eligible for the rest of the calendar year. This starts from the date of your first FTB A payment.
FTB payment choice. This is when you get all your FTB Part A after the end of the financial year. You may be eligible for the rest of the calendar year. This starts from the date you would have been eligible to get your first FTB A fortnightly payment. This is if you chose not to wait until the end of the financial year for your payment.
In a lump sum payment in this financial year.

You may be eligible for the following calendar year.

For example, for the 2017-18 financial year, you get your FTB Part A payment on 21 September 2018.

This means you’re eligible for this threshold from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.
In a lump sum payment for a previous financial year.

You may be eligible for the rest of the calendar year from the date you get the payment.

For example, if you got a lump sum payment in 2017-18. And then get an FTB A payment on 3 March 2019. You’re then eligible for the threshold from 3 March 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Read more about Family Tax Benefit Part A and check your eligibility to get it.

Page last updated: 2 July 2019