1.1.H.05 Healthy start for school child health check

Summary

If a parent/carer receives both FTB Part A and an income support payment and their FTB child turns 4 in that income year, an age appropriate health check (2.1.3.60) must be undertaken in order for the parent/carer to be eligible for the end-of-year FTB Part A supplement.

Note: From 1 July 2016, the FTB Part A supplement is subject to an income test. If an individual's ATI (which includes the ATI of their partner if any) is more than $80,000 for the relevant income year, then the individual's FTB Part A supplement in relation to that year will be nil.

Further detail can be found in 2.1.3.50.

Note: From 2012-13 there is a change to the allowable timeframe in which a recognised health check must be completed and Centrelink must be notified, or provided with detail of special circumstances which prevented the health check being done in time. This must now occur by the end of the lodgement year (1.1.L.30) for the income year in which the child turned 4.

Prior to the 2012-13 income year individuals had 2 years after the income year in which the child turned 4 to meet the requirements.

Last reviewed: 20 March 2017