How coronavirus (COVID-19) can impact your Family Tax Benefit (FTB)
6 July 2020
Your FTB may be impacted if your family income changes or you have a child 16 or older who doesn’t meet their study requirements.
When your child turns 16, you may continue to get FTB for them. However, they need to be in full time secondary study or exempt from the study requirements.
Your child may still meet these study requirements even if:
- they’re sick or isolated
- their school closes
- you choose to keep them away as a precautionary measure.
If your child intends to return to study, you’ll continue to qualify for FTB. There’s nothing you need to do. If they don’t you won’t qualify for FTB anymore.
You can read more about FTB.
You can also read:
If you get Family Tax Benefit, your child may need a health check to meet Healthy Start for School requirements.
You can ask us to take tax out of your payment to help you avoid an income tax debt.
Page last updated: 25 August 2020
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