1.1.R.21 Regular care child

Definition

For the purposes of FA, an individual has a regular care child when the child is in the individual's care between 14% and less than 35% of the time.

A parent with regular care of a child will not have an entitlement to the child related components of FTB but may continue to be eligible for the RA component of FTB Part A and other government benefits including:

  • CCB and CCR - if the parent pays child care fees to an approved child care service provider they will still be able to receive CCB and CCR
  • CCB - if the parent pays child care fees to a registered carer they will still be able to receive CCB,
  • a HCC (if income does not exceed the income threshold for the maximum rate of FTB Part A),
  • the lower threshold for the Medicare Safety Net if income is below the income cut-out amount for FTB Part A, and
  • additional RAA paid with social security income support payments (e.g. NSA).

Act reference: FAAct section 3(1)-'regular care child'

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015