Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2006

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 4 December 2006 (v1.83)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
1.1.P.55 Passive employment income New topic.
1.1.Q.20 Quarantining (FTB Part B) New topic.
1.1.R.43 Return to work (FTB Part B) New topic.
3.1.5.30 Taking Reasonable Maintenance Action Updated to reflect increase for reasonable maintenance action 28 day review to 91 days from 1 January 2007.
3.1.5.90 Reviews for the Maintenance Action Test Updated policy.
3.1.6.60 Stage 1 - No Registered or Informal Agreement or Court Order Updated to reflect increase for reasonable maintenance action 28 day review to 91 days from 1 January 2007.
3.1.7.12 Exempt Maintenance Income Clarified that maintenance income is exempted, where an individual or their partner is permanently blind, for either partner.
3.1.9.10 Calculating FTB Part B Added additional information relating to FTB Part B quarantining.
3.1.9.20 Income Test - FTB Part B Added note about FTB Part B quarantining.
3.1.9.30 FTB Part B Return to Work Added information relating to self-employment and passive employment income.
5.2.1.30 Change of Rate Circumstances Updated to reflect that absences from Australia for 13 weeks or more must be reported to the FAO.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 6 November 2006 (v1.82)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
1.1.P.20 Parenting plan, registered parenting plan, parenting order, parental responsibility Updated definitions to reflect they apply for the purposes of Social Security Act 1991.
4.2.3 Determination of FTB Claim Added Medicare as agency that can determine claims for FTB.
4.5.1 Claims for MPY & MIA Updated timeframe for lodgement of MPY claim for overseas adoptions.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 3 October 2006 (v1.81)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
1.1.A.15 Actual assessment method (FTB) Updated terminology from actual assessment method to disbursement method.
1.1.D.100 Disbursement method (FTB) Updated definition.
1.1.E.35 Entitlement method (FTB) Updated definition.
1.1.M.21 Maintenance income free area (FTB) Added reference to maintenance income credit.
1.1.M.65 Modified entitlement method (FTB) New topic.
1.1.R.50 Routine assessment method (FTB) Updated terminology from routine assessment method to entitlement method.
3.1.4.50 Automatic HCC Updated policy to reflect process where entitlement to FTB, and therefore HCC, is established after reconciliation occurs.
3.1.7.10 Maintenance Income Test - General Provisions Added reference to maintenance income credit.
3.1.7.20 Estimating of Maintenance Income Updated terminology.
3.1.7.21 Entitlement Method (FTB) Updated terminology from routine assessment method to entitlement method.
3.1.7.22 Disbursement Method (FTB) Updated terminology from actual assessment method with disbursement method.
3.1.7.23 Modified Entitlement Method (MEM) New topic.
3.1.9.30 FTB Part B Return to Work Replaced the term 'quarantining' with 'return to work'. Clarified the timeframes and methods for accessing the return to work measure. Added information on 'precluded child', multiple partners and secondary earner swapping.
3.2.6 Tax Free pensions or Benefits Removed reference to payments under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 20 September 2006 (v1.80)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
2.8.1.30 JETCCFA Eligibility Criteria - Voluntary Claimants Updated eligible Centrelink payments to include newstart allowance and youth allowance (for jobseekers).
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated family tax benefit child cutout income amount.
3.1.9.30 FTB Part B Quarantining Removed reference to automatic uplift process as it is not relevant to quarantining which is based on actual income.
3.3 MPY Rate Updated rate.
3.4 MIA Rate Updated rate.
3.6.4 MAT, MPY & MIA - Historical Rates Updated historical rates.
6.2 Internal Reviews Removed time limits for maternity immunisation allowance claims rejected between 01/01/2003 and 01/07/2004.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 7 August 2006 (v1.79)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
2.1.1.10 FTB Child of an Individual Replaced reference to MAT with reference to MPY.
2.1.1.15 Verification of Child's Name & Date of Birth Clarified verification of a newborn child's date of birth.
2.1.1.20 Shared Care & Change of Care Summary Clarified the FAO is the main agency for family assistance.
2.1.1.30 Shared Care Verification of Care Arrangements Updated terminology.
2.1.1.45 Shared Care & Establishing a Pattern of Care Clarified the FAO is the main agency for family assistance.
2.1.1.60 Change of Care of an FTB Child Updated terminology.
2.1.1.70 Disputed Care Arrangements Updated terminology.
2.1.1.80 Blended Family Care of an FTB Child Updated terminology.
2.1.1.90 Abduction of a Child Updated terminology.
2.1.1.100 Child at Risk of Harm Clarified the FAO is the main agency for family assistance.
2.1.1.110 Death of an FTB Child Updated terminology.
2.1.2 Australian Residence Replaced reference to MAT with reference to MPY.
2.1.2.20 Verifying Residence/Citizenship Updated terminology.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Updated terminology.
3.1.1.10 Calculating a Rate of FTB - Overview Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.1.60 Indexation of FTB Added information regarding indexation and combined pensioner couple rate.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Rate Components Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.4.10 Method 1 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.4.40 Income Test - FTB Part A Method 1 Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.4.50 Automatic HCC Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.8.10 Method 2 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.8.20 Income Test - FTB Part A Method 2 Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.9.10 Calculating FTB Part B Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.9.20 Income Test - FTB Part B Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.1.9.30 FTB Part B Quarantining Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI. Changed 'income year' to 'financial year'.
3.2.1 Adjusted Taxable Income - General Provisions Added information relating to indexed amounts and ATI.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Amended child income threshold for 1 July 2005.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 3 July 2006 (v1.78)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
Part 1 Key Terms & Principles Expanded to include JETCCFA.
1.1.A.12 Activity related hours (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.1.A.15 Actual assessment method (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.A.40 Adjustment percentage (CCB) Changed the term customer to applicant.
1.1.A.45 Adjusted rate of FTB/CCB Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.A.70 Allowable absences (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.A.75 Approved absences (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.A.80 Approved Care Organisation (ACO) Changed the reference to maternity allowance to maternity payment.
1.1.B.10 Base rate (FTB) Added family tax benefit Part A supplement to the definition.
1.1.B.20 Bereavement claim, claim in substitution Updated policy reference title.
1.1.C.10 CCB percentage (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.C.27 Claim (CCB) Changed the term customer to applicant or recipient.
1.1.C.30 Claimant/Applicant (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.C.55 Correspondence nominee Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.D.20 Date of effect (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.D.30 Date of event (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.D.40 Date of notification (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.D.65 Defence Force Income Support Allowance Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.D.100 Disbursement method (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.E.05 Education institution (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.1.E.20 Eligible child care hours (CCB) Included information relating to new participation requirements, eligible hours of registered care, and increased eligible hours limit for approved care.
1.1.E.30 Entitlement (FTB, CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient or applicant.
1.1.E.35 Entitlement method (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.E.50 Exceptional circumstances (CCB) Corrected spelling of crises.
1.1.F.02 Family assistance Changed the reference to maternity allowance to maternity payment.
1.1.F.05 Family benefit (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.F.57 FTB child rate Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.F.60 Full-time student, undertaking full-time study Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (MIA, CCB) Changed the term customer to applicant.
1.1.I.30 Income excess (CCB) Changed the term customer to individual.
1.1.I.70 Income thresholds (CCB) Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
1.1.I.82 Indexation factor (FTB) New topic.
1.1.I.85 Indexed income - actual or estimate New topic.
1.1.I.110 Interim reconciliation Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.J.10 JET child care benefit (JCCB) New topic.
1.1.J.20 JET child care participation plans New topic.
1.1.J.30 JETCCFA activities New topic.
1.1.J.40 JETCCFA activity agreement New topic.
1.1.J.50 JETCCFA activity limits New topic.
1.1.J.60 JETCCFA activity types New topic.
1.1.J.70 JETCCFA assessment period New topic.
1.1.J.80 JETCCFA assessment period end date New topic.
1.1.J.90 JETCCFA assessment period start date New topic.
1.1.J.100 JETCCFA hours New topic.
1.1.J.110 Jobs, Education & Training Child Care (JETCC) New topic.
1.1.L.25 Legislative rate for FTB/CCB Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.M.10 Maintenance (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.M.15 Maintenance agreement (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.M.20 Maintenance income credit (MIC) New topic.
1.1.M.23 Mandatory claimant (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.1.M.27 Maximum weekly benefit (CCB) Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
1.1.M.30 Maximum weekly entitlement (CCB) Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
1.1.M.60 Minimum hourly rate (CCB) Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
1.1.M.70 Multiple child percentage (CCB) Changed the term customer to applicant or recipient.
1.1.N.27 Non-agency payment (NAP) Changed the term custodial parent to non-resident parent and the term custodian to resident parent.
1.1.N.33 Non-lodger Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.N.40 Notification period Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.O.20 Orientation (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.1.P.15 Parental contribution (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.1.P.30 Partner, partner in prison Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.P.50 Part-time percentage (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.P.73 Payment nominee Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.P.90 Portability Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.P.130 Private collection (FTB) Changed the term custodian to resident parent.
1.1.Q.10 Qualifying period (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.R.05 Receiving Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.R.10 Reconciliation of CCB entitlement (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.R.21 Rehabilitation (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.1.R.23 Relevant income year Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.R.25 Relevant period (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.R.50 Routine assessment method (FTB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.S.20 Schooling percentage (CCB) Changed the term customer to applicant.
1.1.S.40 Sessions of care (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.S.45 Severe financial hardship Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.S.50 Short term hardship (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.S.60 Social security benefit Added parenting allowance to the list of payments.
1.1.S.93 Special JET fee assistance New topic.
1.1.S.100 Standard hourly rate (CCB) Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
1.1.S.140 Study (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.1.T.30 Taxable income percentage (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.T.40 Taxable income taper percentage (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.T.55 Training (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.1.T.60 Trust Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.T.70 Type of care (CCB) Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.1.V.15 Voluntary claimant (JETCCFA) New topic.
1.2.1 Family Tax Benefit (FTB) - Description Changed the term customer to recipient and clarified FTB rates and how FTB is paid.
1.2.2 Maternity Payment (MPY) - Description Changed the term customer to applicant and updated the background to allowances for maternity.
1.2.3 Maternity Immunisation Allowance (MIA) - Description Changed the term customer to applicant or recipient and updated the background to allowances for maternity.
1.2.5 Maternity Allowance (MAT) - Description Revised description.
1.2.6 Jobs, Education & Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA) - Description New topic.
1.4.1 Beneficial Administration of the Act Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.4.2 Privacy & Confidentiality Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.4.3.10 Duty of Care Changed the term customer to recipient.
1.4.3.20 Duty of Care when giving Advice or Information Changed the term customer to individual.
1.4.3.30 Duty to Invite Claims or Volunteer Information Changed the term customer to applicant/recipient.
1.4.4 Liability of Decision Makers Changed the term customer to applicant/recipient.
Part 2 Eligibility Expanded to include JETCCFA.
2.4.1 Eligibility for MPY Updated terminology and clarified policy where an eligible person dies before payment is made.
2.4.2 Apportioning of MPY Revised definition of apportioning.
2.4.3 MPY Instalments Updated terminology and added information on instalments of MPY.
2.5 MIA Eligibility Changed the term customer to applicant.
2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Included information relating to new participation requirements and increased eligible hours limit for approved care.
2.6.3 CCB Eligibility Requirements Relating to Hours Updated to reflect increased eligible hours limit for approved care.
2.6.3.10 Eligibility Requirements for Up to 50 Hours CCB Amended circumstances which satisfy the work test and changes to eligible hours limits.
2.6.6 CCB Eligibility Criteria for 24 Hour Care Added details of payability of JETCCFA for 24-hour care.
2.7 MAT Eligibility Deleted chapter.
2.8 JETCCFA Eligibility New chapter.
Part 3 Rate Calculation Expanded to include JETCCFA.
3.1.1.10 Calculating a Rate of FTB - Overview Updated terminology.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated rates and terminology.
3.1.1.30 Shared Care Rate for FTB Updated rates and terminology.
3.1.1.31 Shared Care - Example of Rate Calculation Updated rates.
3.1.1.32 Shared Payment of FTB for a Blended Family Updated terminology.
3.1.1.33 Blended Family - Example of Shared Payment Updated rates.
3.1.1.34 Shared Rate of FTB for Separated Couples Updated terminology.
3.1.1.40 Calculating FTB Bereavement Payment Updated terminology.
3.1.1.50 FTB during Absences from Australia Updated terminology.
3.1.2 FTB Rate for ACOs Updated rate.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Rate Components Updated rates and terminology.
3.1.4.10 Method 1 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Updated terminology.
3.1.4.20 Standard Rate - FTB Part A Method 1 Updated terminology.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated rates and terminology.
3.1.4.40 Income Test - FTB Part A Method 1 Updated terminology.
3.1.4.50 Automatic HCC Updated terminology.
3.1.5 Maintenance Action Test for FTB Part A Updated terminology.
3.1.5.10 Summary of the Maintenance Action Test Updated terminology.
3.1.5.20 Determining which Stage of the CSS Applies Updated terminology.
3.1.5.25 Who is Entitled to Apply for Maintenance Updated terminology.
3.1.5.30 Taking Reasonable Maintenance Action Updated terminology.
3.1.5.40 Action in Progress Updated terminology.
3.1.5.50 Reasonable Maintenance Action Completed Updated terminology.
3.1.5.60 When Maintenance Action is Not Required Updated terminology.
3.1.5.70 Exemptions from the Maintenance Action Test Updated terminology.
3.1.5.90 Reviews for the Maintenance Action Test Updated terminology.
3.1.5.100 Role fo the AILO & Social Worker Updated terminology.
3.1.6.10 Proof of Parentage Updated terminology.
3.1.6.20 Presumption of Parentage - Stage 2 Updated terminology.
3.1.6.30 Court Orders & Registered Agreements Updated terminology.
3.1.6.40 Child Support Assessments Updated terminology.
3.1.6.50 Child Support Agreements Updated terminology.
3.1.6.60 Stage 1 - No Registered or Informal Agreement or Court Order Updated terminology.
3.1.6.70 Child Support Collection Updated terminology.
3.1.6.80 Changing the Method of Collection Updated terminology.
3.1.6.90 Appeals & Reviews of Child Suport Decisions Updated terminology.
3.1.7.05 Maintenance Income Credit New topic.
3.1.7.10 Maintenance Income Test - General Provisions Updated terminology and MIFA amount.
3.1.7.11 Assessable Maintenance Income Updated terminology.
3.1.7.12 Exempt Maintenance Income Updated terminology.
3.1.7.13 Capitalised Maintenance Updated terminology.
3.1.7.15 Relevant Period Updated terminology.
3.1.7.20 Estimating of Maintenance Income Updated terminology.
3.1.7.21 Routine assessment Method (FTB) Updated terminology.
3.1.7.22 Actual Assessment Method Updated terminology.
3.1.7.30 Application of the Maintenance Income Test Updated terminology.
3.1.8.10 Method 2 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Updated terminology.
3.1.8.20 Income Test - FTB Part A Method 2 Updated terminology.
3.1.9.10 Calculating FTB Part B Updated terminology.
3.1.9.20 Income Test - FTB Part B Updated terminology.
3.1.9.30 FTB Part B Quarantining Updated terminology.
3.1.11 Advance Payment of FTB Part A Updated terminology.
3.2.1 Adjusted Taxable Income - General Provisions Changed the term customer to recipient or applicant.
3.2.2 Taxable Income Changed the term customer to recipient or applicant.
3.2.3 Adjusted Fringe Benefits Updated FBT rate and changed the term customer or claimant to recipient.
3.2.4 Target Foreign Income Changed the term customer to recipient or applicant.
3.2.5 Net Rental Property Loss Changed the term customer to recipient or applicant.
3.2.6 Tax Free Pensions or Benefits Changed the term customer to recipient.
3.2.7 Deductible Child Maintenance Expenditure Changed the term customer to recipient or applicant.
3.2.8.10 Initial Estimate When Making a Claim Changed the term customer or claimant to applicant.
3.2.8.20 Estimate Following Cancellation of Income Support Payment or Conclusion of Employment Income Nil Rate Period Changed the term customer to recipient.
3.2.8.30 Revised Estimates Changed the term customer to recipient.
3.3 MPY Rate Updated rate.
3.5.1 Entitlement - General Provisions Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.5.2.20 Calculating the Approved Care Adjustment Percentage Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.5.2.40 Calculating the Approved Care Taxable Income Percentage Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.5.2.50 Calculating the Approved Care Multiple Child Percentage Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.5.2.70 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 1 Child, Income below Upper Threshold Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.5.2.80 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 4 Children, Income above Upper Threshold Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.5.2.90 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 2 Children, Income above Upper Threshold Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Updated historical rates.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Amended rate for 1 July 2000 for relevant shared carer.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Updated historical rates.
3.6.5.10 Historical Standard Hourly Rate Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.6.5.30 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Benefit Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.6.5.40 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Entitlement Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
3.7 JETCCFA Rate Calculation New chapter.
Part 4 Claims & Payments Expanded to include JETCCFA.
4.4.3 Estimate of Income Not Reasonable Amended to include AWE indexed income.
4.5 Claims for MPY & MIA Removed references to claims for MAT.
4.5.1 Claims for MPY & MIA Removed references to claims for MAT.
4.5.2 Determination of MPY & MIA Claims Removed references to claims for MAT.
4.5.3 Payment of MPY & MIA Removed references to claims for MAT.
4.6.2 Approved Care CCB - Individual's Claim Updated to reflect increased eligible hours limit for approved care.
4.6.4.20 Minimum Rate CCB as Reduced Fees - Rest at End of Year Updated due to annual indexation of child care benefit.
4.9.1 Overview of New Financial Year Assessments Added information on new financial year assessment, the transition period and on indexed actual income or income estimate.
4.9.2 Customer Options - Next Financial Year Assessments (deleted - see 4.9.3) Content moved to 4.9.3.
4.9.3 Outcomes of New Financial Year Assessments Added recipient options, updated recipient's new income estimate is reasonable and updated recipient's new income estimate is unreasonable.
4.10 JETCCFA - Claims & Payments New chapter.
4.11 JETCCFA Variations New chapter
5.2.1.30 Change of Rate Circumstances Updated to reflect increased eligible hours limit for CCB.
Part 6 Review of Decisions Expanded to include JETCCFA.
6.2 Internal Reviews Added MIA review.
6.5 The JETCCFA Review & Appeal Process New chapter.
7.2.1 Debt Recovery - General Provisions Revised for new financial year.
7.2.2 Debt Recovery by Deduction Updated lists of acts for which debts can be recovered from FTB.
7.2.3 Debt Recovery From Arrears of FA Revised for new financial year.
7.2.4 Debt Recovery by Cash Changed section title and added minimum instalment rate.
7.2.5 Debt Recovery From Income Tax Refund Revised for new financial year.
7.5 JETCCFA Debts New chapter.
Part 8 Transitional Arrangements Updated to include JETCCFA.
8.3.2 FTB Transfers - Undetermined Claims for MAT & MIA Changed the term customer to applicant.
8.5 JETCCFA Transitional Arrangements New chapter.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 5 June 2006 (v1.77)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Clarified historical rates.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Clarified historical rates.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Clarified historical rates.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 May 2006 (v1.76)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
3.3 MPY Rate Update rate.
3.4 MIA Rate Update rate.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Update historical rates.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Update historical rates.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Update historical rates.
3.6.4 MAT, MPY & MIA - Historical Rates Update historical rates.
4.3.9.10 Circumstances for Receiving an Advance Clarified advance assessment day where a child enters a person's care.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 3 April 2006 (v1.75)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
2.4.2 Apportioning of MPY Added information on retrospective apportioning and clarified where a carer's actual level of care is less than 13 weeks and maternity payment was already apportioned.
3.1.1.34 Shared Rate of FTB for Separated Couple Clarified FTB entitlement where one member of a couple lodges a lump sum claim for FTB prior to separating.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 21 March 2006 (v1.74)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
2.2.1 FTB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Added a policy reference.
3.1.1.34 Shared Rate of FTB for Separated Couple Clarified policy where one member of a couple has been paid for their children.
4.3.9.10 Circumstances for Receiving an Advance Changed the definition of 'advance assessment day.
4.3.9.20 Advance Payments of FTB Instalments Revised material on 'Request made during a standar advance period'.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 6 March 2006 (v1.73)

There were no policy changes for this release.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 6 February 2006 (v1.72)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
2.1.1.60 Change of Care of an FTB Child Updated policy and added information relating to delegation of care in informal care situations.
2.1.1.70 Disputed Care Arrangements Changed title. Clarified that the 14 week qualification period is not intended to apply in cases where the child is taken by state or territory welfare authorities.
2.1.1.85 Formal Foster Care & Informal Care (including Grandparent/Relative Care) of an FTB Child Changed title and updated policy.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 3 January 2006 (v1.71)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
2.3.2 Approval of an Approved Care Organisation (ACO) Removed material on charitable and religious organisations.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated rates.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Updated historical rates and added historical rates of FTB Part A supplement.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Updated to reflect change to taper and rate. Added historical rates of FTB Part B supplement.