On the day you claim Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B you must meet the residence rules.
You must be living in Australia and have 1 of the following:
- Australian citizenship
- a permanent visa
- a Special Category visa
- a certain temporary visa type, for example a Partner Provisional or Temporary Protection visa.
Your child must also meet these rules or be living with you.
You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.
Page last updated: 22 August 2019
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