FTB Part A eligibility

We pay Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A per child. The amount we pay you depends on your family’s circumstances.

You may be eligible for FTB Part A if you care for a dependent child who’s either:

You must also meet all the following:

Your child also needs to meet immunisation requirements and Healthy Start for School requirements, if they apply. We may reduce your FTB Part A payment per fortnight for each child who doesn’t meet these.

When we balance your payments after the financial year you may get a FTB Part A supplement. If you didn’t get enough FTB during the year, you may also get a top up.

To get the FTB Part A supplement your family’s adjusted taxable income must be $80,000 or less.

Waiting periods

Newly arrived residents generally have to wait one year before getting this payment, with some exemptions.

You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.

Study requirements

You can only get FTB Part A for children aged 16 to 19 if they meet study requirements. To meet study requirements they must either:

  • be in full-time secondary study
  • have an acceptable study load
  • have an exemption from us.

Other payments

If you get FTB Part A you may be eligible for any of the following:

Page last updated: 4 June 2024.
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