There are things you need to do to manage your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Payment.
You must tell us if your circumstances change.
You can choose how you get Family Tax Benefit (FTB) if you claim it fortnightly.
Keep in mind that after the end of the financial year, we balance your payments to make sure we pay you the right amount.
You have one year from the end of the financial year to confirm your income for FTB or claim FTB as a lump sum. Read more about time limits and confirming your income.
You can also ask for your Family Tax Benefit payment to be offset. This means your Family Tax Benefit payment can be paid on a different week to your income support payment. Call us to find out if you’re eligible.
We have a range of other services, tools and information to help you manage your payment or get extra support.
- managing your Family Tax Benefit details online
- more payments for families
- information about support for grandparent carers and support for non parent carers
- tips about how to manage your money.
We use your family income estimate to work out how much family assistance to pay you. This includes Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
You can use our free and voluntary service to pay bills as regular deductions from your Centrelink payments.
Extra assistance is available if you’re a grandparent caring for your grandchildren.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
We provide separated parents support and information to help with their family situation.