4.4.7 Individual Requests Cancellation of FTB
Requesting a cancellation
Generally, an individual may request a cancellation of FTB instalments at any time. This allows individuals to choose another delivery method after they have started receiving FTB by fortnightly payments.
Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 21(3) Request for cessation of instalment determination
Cancellation of FTB instalments
An instalment individual may only ask to stop an instalment entitlement determination if the individual and/or their partner (1.1.P.30) is not receiving:
- an income support payment (social security pension (1.1.S.90) or benefit (1.1.S.60)),
- DVA service pension (1.1.S.30),
- DVA veteran payment (1.1.V.05), or
- DVA income support supplement.
If the individual is receiving any of these payments, they can only be paid FTB by fortnightly instalments.
Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 28B Variation of instalment entitlement determination where claim made for another payment type
Date of effect of cancellation
The following table outlines the date of effect of the cancellation when an individual requests to stop their instalment entitlement.
|If the individual…||The date of effect of the cancellation is…|
|does not specify a date,||the day after the end of the latest entitlement period of the person.
Explanation: This is the date paid to (DPT) + 1.
|specifies a date,||from the date nominated by the individual.
Explanation: This may be the date of notification, another specified later date, or DPT+1.