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.
Why you need to apply for child support while you get FTB Part A
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.
How child support affects FTB Part A
The more child support you receive or are entitled to, the less FTB you can get.
What happens if you change how you transfer child support
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.
What happens if we update your child support assessment
If circumstances change for you or the other parent, we’ll update your child support assessment. This means your FTB payments may change too.
When you have a child support agreement while you get FTB Part A
You need to know how this affects your FTB.
How we balance your payments
At the end of the financial year we’ll check we’re giving you the right amount of FTB.