How to manage your payment
Your options and obligations for Family Tax Benefit.
During coronavirus (COVID-19) we’ve made temporary changes to some of our payments. To help stay up to date, you can read more about upcoming changes for parents.
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).
After the end of the financial year we balance your payments to make sure we pay you the right amount.
To help you find out what you need to do to balance your family assistance based on your circumstances.
You have 1 year from the end of the financial year to confirm your income for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) or claim FTB as a lump sum.
If you got an income support payment we may balance your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) without you doing anything.
There are different things that can affect your Family Tax Benefit payment. The amount you get depends on your circumstances.
Page last updated: 16 September 2020
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