What can affect your payment
There are different things that can affect your Family Tax Benefit payment. The amount you get depends on your circumstances.
You need to tell us when your circumstances change when you get Family Tax Benefit.
If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don’t, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.
Any child support you receive can affect how much Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A you get.
Disputed care is when parents stop following a written care arrangement without both parents agreeing to do so. An interim period may apply when this happens.
There are rules about how long we can pay your Family Tax Benefit when you travel outside Australia. The rules also apply if your dependent children go overseas.
When your child turns 16 or stops studying after they turn 16, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) may change.
We have a range of other services, tools and information to help you manage your payment or get extra support.
Page last updated: 14 September 2020
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