Balancing dates for single income support customers
If you got an income support payment we may balance your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) without you doing anything.
You don't need to do anything if both of the following applied to you for the entire 2019-20 financial year:
- you were single
- you got an income support payment without a gap in payment.
You could have a gap in payment if your payment was cancelled or reduced to zero due to employment income. If this happened at any time during the year, you need to either:
- lodge a tax return
- let us know you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income.
If you got Child Care Subsidy (CCS), you also need to do this before we balance your CCS. Read about when we balance your CCS.
The date you got your final FTB payment for the financial year determines when we do the following:
- balance your FTB
- pay your supplements.
FTB payment dates
|Date of your final FTB payment for 2019-20||Earliest date we can balance your FTB payments||We should pay supplements and top ups by|
|2 July 2020||3 July 2020||10 July 2020|
|3 July 2020||3 July 2020||10 July 2020|
|6 July 2020||6 July 2020||13 July 2020|
|7 July 2020||7 July 2020||14 July 2020|
|8 July 2020||8 July 2020||15 July 2020|
|9 July 2020||9 July 2020||16 July 2020|
|10 July 2020||10 July 2020||17 July 2020|
|13 July 2020||13 July 2020||20 July 2020|
|14 July 2020||14 July 2020||21 July 2020|
|15 July 2020||15 July 2020||22 July 2020|
When we balance your FTB, we’ll also check if you can get any supplements for the 2019-20 financial year.
If you're eligible, you may get:
The amount of supplement you’re paid can vary.
To be eligible for the FTB Part A supplement your income must be $80,000 or less.
If we pay you the FTB Part A supplement you’ll have an overpayment if both of the following happen:
- you then lodge a tax return
- your adjusted taxable income is over $80,000.
Read more about understanding your balancing outcome
We balance CCS separately to FTB. We’ll start balancing Child Care Subsidy once we get both of the following:
- all attendance information from your child care service
- confirmation of your family’s income.
We’ll then send you a letter explaining the outcome.
Read more about balancing Child Care Subsidy.
Page last updated: 18 November 2020
This information was printed 25 February 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy/how-much-you-can-get/your-income-can-affect-it/balancing-dates-single-income-support-customers. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.