Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2009

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 7 December 2009 (v1.124)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.J.110 Jobs, education & training child care (JETCC) Updated definition.
1.1.V.15 Voluntary claimant (JETCCFA) Corrected spelling.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Updated to reflect new Determination.
2.2.2 Death of an Individual Eligible for FTB Updated policy.
2.6.2.20 Australian Residency Exceptions for CCB Updated to reflect new Determination.
2.6.3.20 Eligibility Requirements for More than 50 Hours CCB Updated to include the legislative change for more than 50 hours under the Child Care Management System.
3.2.5 Total Net Investment Loss Updated policy.
4.11.1 JETCCFA Notifiable Events Updated policy.
6.5 JETCCFA Review & Appeal Process Changed senior FAO officer to authorised review officer.
8.5.2 SJFA & JCCB Recipients Undertaking Courses of Study & Training Clarified 'Changes to courses'.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2 November 2009 (v1.123)

Topic No Topic Title Details
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated rates.
3.2.8.10 Initial Estimate When Making a Claim Removed reference to claims through the tax system.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Updated rates.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus & MIA Amended eligibility requirements.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 6 October 2009 (v1.122)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.2.2 Baby Bonus Description Updated reference to rate.
2.1.1.15 Verification of Child's Name & Date of Birth Clarified FAO staff certifying copies of date of birth documents.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Updated summary.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 21 September 2009 (v1.121)

Topic No Topic Title Details
3.2.4 Target Foreign Income Updated rates.
3.2.5 Total Net Investment Loss Amended incorrect figures in example in 'Assessing investment loss - negative income'.
3.6.6 Foreign Exchange Rate - Historical Rates Updated rates.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 7 September 2009 (v1.120)

Topic No Topic Title Details
2.1.1.20 Shared Care & Change of Care Summary Updated policy.
2.1.1.45 Establishing a Pattern of Care Updated policy.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Added note to 'Baby bonus income test'.
3.2.5 Total Net Investment Loss Updated information to 'Total net investment loss not assessable -partnerships and trusts'.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 3 August 2009 (v1.119)

There were no policy changes for this release.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 16 July 2009 (v1.118a)

The Family Assistance Guide has been updated to reflect that on 1 July 2009 the child care tax rebate (CCTR) was re-named the child care rebate (CCR). There are no changes to eligibility or entitlements for child care rebate.

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.90 Approved service, approved care (CCB & CCR) Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
1.1.E.17 Eligibility (FTB, CCB & CCR) Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
1.1.E.30 Entitlement (FTB, CCB & CCR) Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
1.1.F.02 Family assistance Updated definition.
1.1.P.78 Period of payment (CCR) Added explanation about payment name change: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
1.1.R.20 Registered care, registered carer (CCB) Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
1.1.R.21 Regular care child Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
1.1.T.52 Total fee charged (CCR) Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
1.2.7 Child Care Rebate (CCR) - Description Added explanation about payment name change: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
1.3 Family Assistance Office (FAO) Updated list of payments accessible through the FAO.
2.1.1.11 Regular Care Child Clarified policy for CCB and CCR.
2.1.1.50 Determining Percentage of Care Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
2.6.3.10 Eligibility Requirements for UP to 50 Hours CCB Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
2.9 CCR Eligibility Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
3.5.1 CCB Entitlement - General Provisions Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
3.6.7 CCTR - Historical Limits Added explanation about payment name change: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
3.8 CCR Rate Calculation Added explanation about payment name change: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
3.8.1 CCR Limit Calculations - General Provisions Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
3.8.2 CCR Limit Calculation - Examples Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
4.1.1.30 TFN Requirements for CCB Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
4.1.2 Protection of Payment Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
4.3.6 Payments to a Third Party Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
4.6.1 General Provisions for Individual's Claims & Payments Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
4.6.2 Approved Care CCB - Individual's Claim Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
4.6.4.20 No CCB as Reduced Fees - Any CCB Entitlement at End of Year Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
4.12 CCR - Payments Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
5.2.1.30 Change of Rate Circumstances Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
6.4.1.10 Recipients Affected by Reconciliation Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
6.4.1.20 Payments Included in Reconciliation Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
6.4.1.30 Reconciliation Process Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
6.4.1.40 Outcomes of Reconciliation Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
6.4.2.50 CCB Reconciliation & Child Care Usage/Attendance Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
7.1.1 FA Debts - General Provisions Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
7.1.2 FA Debts - Individuals & ACOs Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
7.2.1 Debt Recovery - General Provisions Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
7.2.3 Debt Recovery from FA Entitlement Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.
7.2.5 Debt Recovery from Income Tax Refund Updated payment name: child care tax rebate to child care rebate.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 July 2009 (v1.118)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.20 Adjusted taxable income (ATI) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.B.30 Blended family (FTB) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.C.40 Cohabitation, living together (FTB) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.E.30 Entitlement (FTB, CCB & CCTR) Updated terminology.
1.1.I.45 Income limit (FTB Part B) Updated limit indexation.
1.1.I.70 Income thresholds (CCB) Updated rates.
1.1.I.80 Indexation Updated to reflect changes to indexation.
1.1.M.27 Maximum weekly benefit (CCB) Updated rates.
1.1.M.30 Maximum weekly entitlement (CCB) Updated rates.
1.1.M.50 Member of a couple Updated policy.
1.1.N.10 Net rental property loss Deleted topic.
1.1.P.10 Parent Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.P.78 Period of Payment (CCTR) Updated definition.
1.1.R.10 Reconciliation of CCB entitlement (CCB) Clarified policy.
1.1.R.35 Reportable superannuation contribution New topic.
1.1.S.100 Standard hourly rate (CCB) Updated rates.
1.1.T.53 Total net investment loss New topic.
1.2.1 Family Tax Benefit (FTB) - Description Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.2.2 Baby Bonus Description Updated policy.
1.2.3 Maternity Immunisation Allowance (MIA) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.7 Child Care Tax Rebate (CCTR) - Description Updated rates.
1.3 Family Assistance Office (FAO) Updated to reflect 1 July 2009 changes.
2.1.1.10 FTB Child Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.11 Regular Care Child Updated rates.
2.1.1.15 Verification of Child's Name & Date of Birth Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.20 Shared Care & Change of Care Summary Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.25 Shared Care of an FTB Child Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.30 Verification of Shared Care Arrangements Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.45 Establishing a Pattern of Care Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.50 Determining Percentage of Care Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.60 Change of Care of an FTB Child Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.70 Disputed Care Arrangements Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.1.85 Formal & Informal Care of an FTB Child Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Updated eligibility requirements.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus Updated policy.
2.4.3 Baby Bonus Instalments & Specialist Referrals Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.6.8 Grandparent Child Care Benefit (GCCB) - Eligibility Criteria Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.9 CCTR Eligibility Updated policy.
3.1.1.10 Calculating a Rate of FTB - Overview Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated rates.
3.1.1.30 Shared Care Rate for FTB Updated rates.
3.1.1.31 Shared Care Rate Calculation Updated rates.
3.1.1.34 Sharing FTB for Separated Couples Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.1.60 Indexation of FTB Updated to reflect indexation of FTB Part B income limit.
3.1.2 FTB Rate for ACOs Updated rates.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Components Updated rates.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated to reflect legislative changes & updated rates.
3.1.5.25 Who is entitled to Apply for Maintenance Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.5.60 When maintenance action is not Applicable Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.5.70 Exceptions from the Maintenance Action Test Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.6.10 Proof of Parentage Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.6.55 Child Support Case Ended - Payer not a Parent of the Child Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.7.05 Maintenance Income Credit Updated rates.
3.1.7.10 Maintenance Income Test - General Provisions Updated rates.
3.1.7.15 Relevant Period Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.7.23 Maintenance Income - Modified Entitlement Method Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.9.30 FTB Part B Return to Work Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.11 Advance Payment of FTB Part A Updated rates.
3.2.1 Adjusted Taxable Income - General Provisions Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.2.5 Net Rental Property Loss Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.2.8.10 Initial Estimate When Making a Claim Updated policy.
3.2.8.30 Revised Estimates Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.2.9 Reportable Superannuation Contributions New topic.
3.3 Baby Bonus Rate Updated policy and rates.
3.4 MIA Rate Updated to reflect changes to MIA indexation.
3.5.1 CCB Entitlement - General Provisions Updated rates.
3.5.2.40 Calculating the Approved Care Taxable Income Percentage Updated rates.
3.5.2.50 Calculating the Approved Care Multiple Child Percentage Updated rates.
3.5.2.70 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 1 Child, Income below Upper Threshold Updated rates.
3.5.2.80 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 4 Children, Income above Upper Threshold Updated rates.
3.5.2.90 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 2 Children, Income above Upper Threshold Updated rates.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Updated rates.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - historical Rates & Thresholds Updated rates.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Updated rates.
3.6.4 Maternity Payments - Historical Rates Updated rates.
3.6.5.10 CCB - Historical Standard Hourly Rate Updated rates.
3.6.5.20 CCB - Historical Income Thresholds Updated thresholds.
3.6.5.30 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Benefit Updated rates
3.6.5.40 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Entitlement Updated rates.
3.6.7 CCTR - Historical Limits Updated limit.
3.8.1 CCTR Limit Calculations - General Provisions Updated limit.
3.8.2 CCTR Limit Calculation - Examples Updated limit.
4.2 Claims for FTB Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.1.10 Claim Lodgement & Verification Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.2.20 Specific Requirements for Past Period Claim Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.3 Determination of FTB Claim Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.3.10 Restrictions on Determining FTB Claims Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.3.20 Determining an FTB Claim Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.4.90 Claim Action 9 - Already Reduced Withholding Deleted topic.
4.2.4.130 Claim Action 13 - Taxable Income Not Assessed Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.1.10 FTB Payment Delivery Choices Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.1.20 FTB Payment Choices for Instalment Recipients Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.1.30 Continuous Adjustment of FTB for Instalment Applicant/Recipients Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.8 Payment through the ATO Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.4.1 Reasons for FTB Reassessment Updated to reflect income limit pauses for FTB Part A and Part B.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus & MIA Updated eligibility requirements.
4.5.3 Payment of Baby Bonus & MIA Updated eligibility requirements.
4.6.4.20 No CCB as Reduced Fees - Any CCB Entitlement at End of Year Updated rates.
4.12 CCTR - Payments Updated terminology.
5.2.1.20 Change of Eligibility Circumstances Updated to reflect legislative changes.
5.2.1.30 Change of Rate Circumstances Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.1 FAO Review & Appeal Process Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.4.1.30 Reconciliation Process Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.4.2.10 Verification of Adjusted Taxable Income Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.4.2.20 Income Test Exemptions for Income Support Recipients Updated rates.
6.4.3.20 Non-Lodger Process Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.4.3.30 Outcomes of Non-Lodger Process Updated to reflect legislative changes.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 June 2009 (v1.117)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.18 Additional absences in exceptional circumstances (CCB) Clarified definition.
2.6.2.20 Australian Residency Exceptions for CCB Updated to reflect commencement of visa subclass 851 with the abolition of temporary protection arrangements.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 4 May 2009 (v1.116)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.2.4 Child care benefit (CCB) - Description Updated information on CCB rates.
8.1 FTB Transitional Issues Deleted chapter.
8.2 Family Benefit Bereavement Entitlements Deleted chapter.
8.3 FTB Transfers - Family Benefit, MAT & MIA Undetermined Claims on 30 June 2000 Deleted chapter.
8.4 CCB Transitional Issues Deleted chapter.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 6 April 2009 (v1.115)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1 Definition of Key Terms Reviewed whole part, various changes made.
2.1.2.20 Verifying Residence/Citizenship Clarified suitable evidence.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Clarified policy for child born overseas.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 20 March 2009 (v1.114)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
3.4 MIA Rate Updated rates.
3.6.4 Maternity Payments - Historical Rates Updated rates.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2 March 2009 (v1.113)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
3.1.9.30 FTB Part B Return to Work Updated policy regarding leave at half pay.
6.4.1 Overview of Reconciliation Updated introduction.
6.4.1.40 Outcomes of Reconciliation Updated policy.
6.4.2.20 Income Test Exemptions for Income Support Recipients Updated policy.
7 Debts Reviewed whole part, various changes made.
7.1 FA Debts Reviewed whole section, various changes made.
7.2 Methods of Debt Recovery Reviewed whole section, various changes made.
7.3 Non-Recoverable Debts Reviewed whole section, various changes made.
7.4 Child Support Debts Reviewed whole section, various changes made.
7.5 JETCCFA Debts Reviewed whole section, various changes made.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2 February 2009 (v1.112)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Clarified policy.
6 Review & Reconciliation Reviewed whole part, various changes made.
6.1 FAO Review & Appeal Process Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
6.2 Internal Review Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
6.3 External Review Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
6.4 Reconciliation Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
6.5 JETCCFA Review & Appeal Process Updated terminology.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2 January 2009 (v1.111)

Topic No. Topic Title Change
1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (MIA, CCB) Updated for baby bonus changes.
1.2.3 Maternity Immunisation Allowance (MIA) - Description Updated for baby bonus changes.
2.1.1.10 FTB Child Updated for baby bonus changes.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Updated for baby bonus changes.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus Updated for baby bonus changes.
2.4.3 Baby Bonus Instalments Updated for baby bonus changes.
2.5 MIA Eligibility Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.2 Taxable Income Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.3 Adjusted Fringe Benefits Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.4 Target Foreign Income Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.5 Net Rental Property Loss Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.6 Tax Free Pensions or Benefits Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.7 Deductible Child Maintenance Expenditure Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.8.10 Initial Estimate When Making a Claim Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.8.20 Estimate Following Cancellation of Income Support Payment or Conclusion of Employment Income Nil Rate Period Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.2.8.30 Revised Estimates Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.3 Baby Bonus Rate Updated for baby bonus changes.
3.4 MIA Rate Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
4.3 FTB Payment Options Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
4.4 Variations to FTB Entitlement Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus & MIA Updated for baby bonus changes.
4.5.2 Determination of Baby Bonus & MIA Claims Updated for baby bonus changes.
4.5.3 Payment of Baby Bonus & MIA Updated for baby bonus changes.
4.6 CCB - Individual's Claims & Payments Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
4.7 CCB Approved Services - Statements for Payments & Payment of Advances Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
4.8 Variations to CCB Entitlement Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
4.9 New Financial Year Assessments Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
4.11 JETCCFA Variations Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
5.1 General Provisions for Gathering Information Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.
5.2 Information Required for FA Reviewed whole chapter, various changes made.