What can affect your payment
The amount of Family Tax Benefit you get will depend on your family income and circumstances.
Some things can impact your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Payment.
If you get FTB, you must tell us if your circumstances change.
Your FTB Part A may reduce if your child doesn't meet:
If you or your partner get child support, these payments can affect your FTB Part A. Read more about child support and your FTB Part A.
Your FTB could change depending on the amount of time the child is in your care, or when your child turns 16 or stops studying.
There are rules about how long you can get FTB when you, or a dependent child, travel outside Australia.
Read more about how your percentage of care affects your FTB payments.
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: 21 July 2021
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