1.1.F.57 FTB child rate
The FTB child rate is the maximum rate of FTB Part A payable for a child according to their age before the income and maintenance income tests are applied to an individual's payment.
When a child turns 13, the FTB child rate increases to reflect the additional costs associated with dependent children in this age group.
The FTB child rate is base rate when:
- the individual or their partner does not take reasonable maintenance action (3.1.5) in respect of the child,
- the individual or their partner receive a periodic payment under the law of the Commonwealth that provides an increased rate in respect of the child, or
- the individual or their partner is receiving a periodic payment under a scheme administered by the Commonwealth that provides an increased rate in respect of the child.
Where a shared care determination is made in respect of an FTB child, the FTB child rate is the shared care percentage of the FTB child rate that would otherwise apply.