Balancing dates if you’re single and get income support

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 all of the following applied to you for the entire 2020-21 financial year:

If your payment was cancelled or reduced to zero because you earned income, this counts as a gap in your payment. If that happened at any time during the year, you may need to lodge a tax return. Use the tool on the ATO's Do I need to lodge a tax return page to find out need to and then either:

  • lodge a tax return
  • let us know you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income.

If you got CCS, you also need to do this before we balance your CCS. Read about when we balance your CCS.

When we'll balance your FTB

The date you got your final FTB payment for the financial year determines when we do both of the following:

FTB payment dates

FTB payment dates if you got FTB in 2020-21

Date of your last 2020-21 FTB payment Balancing starts Date we should pay supplements and top ups by
2 July 2021 5 July 2021 12 July 2021
5 July 2021 5 July 2021 12 July 2021
6 July 2021 6 July 2021 13 July 2021
7 July 2021 7 July 2021 14 July 2021
8 July 2021 8 July 2021 15 July 2021
9 July 2021 9 July 2021 16 July 2021
12 July 2021 12 July 2021 19 July 2021
13 July 2021 13 July 2021 20 July 2021
14 July 2021 14 July 2021 21 July 2021
15 July 2021 15 July 2021 22 July 2021

FTB supplements

When we balance your FTB, we’ll also check if you can get any supplements for the 2020-21 financial year.

If you're eligible, you may get any of the following:

The amount of supplement you’re paid can vary.

Read more about understanding your FTB balancing outcome.

When we'll balance your Child Care Subsidy

We balance CCS separately to FTB. We’ll start balancing CCS in mid August 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 CCS.

Page last updated: 4 June 2021