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.
Change of circumstances
You need to tell us when your circumstances change when you get Family Tax Benefit.
Healthy Start for School
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.
Child support and your Family Tax Benefit Part A
Any child support you receive can affect how much Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A you get.
Disputed care and interim periods
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.
Travel outside Australia
There are rules about when you can get Family Tax Benefit when you travel outside Australia. The rules also apply if your dependent children go overseas.
Your child is 16 to 19 or stops studying
When your child turns 16 or stops studying after they turn 16, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) may change.