1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (FTB, CCB)

Summary

For the purposes of FTB Part A and CCB, a child is 'immunised' where the child is up-to-date and not overdue with vaccinations required in accordance with the age appropriate early childhood vaccination schedule or on a catch up schedule according to the current Australian Immunisation Handbook (2.1.3.30). A child may also have an approved exemption from receiving vaccinations.

From 1 January 2016, for the purposes of FTB Part A, children who turned 1 in the relevant income year, and in each income year after that until the age of 19 (up to the end of the calendar year in which the child turns 19) need to meet the above requirements (2.1.3.10) in order for the individual with the child in their care to be entitled to the FTB Part A supplement.

From 1 January 2016, for the purposes of CCB, all children aged under 20 years must meet the above requirements (2.1.3.20) in order to receive payment.

For both payments, the child's immunisation status, which is held by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), is automatically checked in an overnight transaction.

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.1.3 Immunisation & Health Check Requirements, 2.1.3.10 FTB Immunisation Requirements, 2.1.3.20 CCB Immunisation Requirements, 2.1.3.30 Vaccination Schedules (FTB, CCB), 2.1.3.40 Immunisation - Approved Exemptions (FTB, CCB)

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017