4.4.2.30 Date of Effect Rules - FTB Payment Choices

Change in delivery method

The dates of effect to be applied, where the individual requests a change of delivery method for FTB instalments is shown in the following table.

Delivery method The date of effect of the reassessment is…
Pay an adjusted rate of FTB date paid to plus one.
Defer more than the base rate of FTB Part A date paid to plus one.
Defer more than base rate of FTB Part A but receive fortnightly RA (if eligible) date paid to plus one.
Defer FTB Part A date paid to plus one.
Defer FTB Part B date paid to plus one.
Defer FTB Part A but receive fortnightly RA (if eligible) date paid to plus one.
Defer payment of FTB for specified children and receive ongoing payments for any remaining eligible children date paid to plus one.
Revocation of any of the above delivery methods, i.e. individual opts to be paid the legislative rate of FTB date paid to plus one.

Note: In circumstances where arrears has been determined payable to an individual due to financial hardship, the date of effect may be the later date of the original decision or another date selected by the individual.

Policy reference: FA Guide 4.3.1 FTB Delivery Choices, 4.3.1.40 Payment of Arrears - Financial Hardship

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015