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To get this you must:
- have a dependent child or full time secondary student aged 16 to 19 who isn’t getting a pension, payment or benefit like Youth Allowance
- care for the child for at least 35% of the time
- meet an income test.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
How to claim
Complete the following steps to claim Family Tax Benefit. Before you start, check if you can get it.
How to balance your payment
We compare your income estimate with your actual income at the end of each financial year. This is how we check you got the right amount.
What can affect your payment
The amount of Family Tax Benefit you get will depend on your family income and circumstances.