What happens when your child turns 19
When your child turns 19, your eligibility for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) stops. There are also some things to know if they start tertiary study.
At 19, your child can:
- apply for a tax file number without your help
- access their immunisation history statement themselves
- open their own bank account
- get their own Medicare card
- be eligible for a payment
- be on the Australian Organ Donor Register.
Find out more about applying for a TFN on the Australian Taxation Office website.
You can also read more about what happens with FTB if your child:
FTB Part A
We may pay FTB Part A until the end of the calendar year in which your child turns 19. When FTB stops depends on when your child completes their study. If they’re still studying, they may be eligible for Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY.
If your child is intending to continue to tertiary studies, they may be able to claim a payment from us.
Your income will continue to impact your child’s eligibility for payments until they’re independent. This is usually when they turn 22.
Page last updated: 6 September 2021
This information was printed 10 September 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/information-parents-teenagers/what-happens-when-your-child-turns-19. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.