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

Summary

For the purposes of FTB Part A and CCS, 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.

For the purposes of CCS, all children must meet the above requirements (2.1.3.20) in order to receive payment.

From 1 July 2018, new immunisation requirements apply to FTB Part A. Where immunisation requirements are not met for children aged under 20 years, rather than withholding the FTB Part A end of year supplement, an individual's FTB Part A child rate will be reduced (2.1.3.10)

Note: For income years from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2018, an individual's FTB Part A end of year supplement will continue to be withheld where immunisation requirements are not met (8.1.2).

For both payments, the child's immunisation status, which is held by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), is automatically checked in daily electronic reports from AIR to DHS.

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

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018