Income test for FTB Part B

Family Tax Benefit Part B is for single parents and couples where the primary earner earns up to $100,000 a year.

Single parent or carer family

You won’t be eligible for FTB Part B if your annual adjusted taxable income is more than $100,000.

If your income is $100,000 or less, you can get the maximum rate of
FTB Part B.

You can get FTB Part B up until the end of the calendar year your youngest child turns 18. If this child is between 16 and 18, they must be in secondary school full-time.

Two parent or non grandparent carer family

Two parent or carer families can get FTB Part B if the youngest child is younger than 13.

We use a 2 part income test to work out your FTB Part B payment. The:

  • primary earner is the parent or carer with the higher income
  • secondary earner is the parent or carer with the lower income.

You won’t be eligible for FTB Part B if the primary earner earns more than $100,000.

If the primary earner earns less than $100,000, we use the secondary earner’s income to work out how much FTB B you can get.

You can earn up to $5,767 each year before it affects your FTB Part B payment.

Your payments will reduce by 20 cents for each dollar of income earned over $5,767.

You can still get some FTB Part B if your income is below:

  • $28,671 a year, if your youngest child is younger than 5
  • $22,338 a year, if your youngest child is 5 to 13.

You can’t get FTB Part B while you’re receiving Parental Leave Pay. If you get FTB Part B fortnightly, we’ll adjust your payments. We do this to make sure we don’t pay you too much FTB Part B.

Grandparent carers

Grandparent carers can get FTB Part B up until the end of the calendar year your youngest child turns 18. If this child is between 16 and 18, they must be in secondary school full time.

We use a 2 part income test to work out your FTB Part B payment. The:

  • primary earner is the grandparent carer with the higher income
  • secondary earner is the grandparent carer with the lower income.

You won’t be eligible for FTB Part B if the primary earner earns more than $100,000.

If you’re a grandparent carer, and your income is $100,000 or less, you can get the maximum rate of FTB Part B.

If you’re the secondary earner and your partner earns $100,000 or less, you can still get some FTB Part B. For grandparent carers, this is if your income is below:

  • $28,671 a year, if your youngest child is younger than 5
  • $22,338 a year, if your youngest child is 5 to 18.

Page last updated: 17 August 2020