Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2010

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 6 December 2010 (v1.137)

Page Title Details
2.1.1.70 Disputed Care Arrangements Updated acceptable evidence that reasonable action has been taken to ensure compliance with the care arrangement.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Clarified eligibility requirements.
8.5 JETCCFA Transitional Arrangements Moved content to 8.1, page removed.
8.5.1 JET Child Care Participation Plans Moved content to 8.1.1, page removed.
8.5.2 SJFA & JCCB Recipients Undertaking Courses of Study & Training Moved content to 8.1.2, page removed.
Site Map Family Assistance Guide Site Map Added a site map to provide an overall picture of the structure of the Family Assistance Guide.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 November 2010 (v1.136)

Topic No Topic Title Details
2.1.1.70 Disputed Care Arrangements Updated policy.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 October 2010 (v1.135)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.P.120 Primary carer (FTB, baby bonus) Updated definition.
1.1.R.35 Reportable Superannuation Contribution Clarified definition.
2.1.1.11 Regular Care Child Clarified policy.
2.1.1.90 Abducted, Absent or Missing Child Clarified example.
2.2.1 FTB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Clarified policy.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Clarified policy.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus Updated to reflect changes due to introduction of paid parental leave.
3.1.9.10 Calculating FTB Part B Updated to reflect changes due to introduction of paid parental leave.
3.2.9 Reportable Superannuation Contribution Clarified policy.
4.1.4 Early Claims for Family Assistance New section.
4.2 Claims for FTB Updated to reflect new pre-claims policy.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus & MIA Added details of new pre-claims policy.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 20 September 2010 (v1.134)

Topic No TopicTitle Details
1.1.A.12 Activity related hours (JETCCFA) Updated definition.
1.1.J.100 JETCCFA hours Updated definition.
1.2.6 Jobs, Education & Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA) - Description Clarified administration of JETCCFA.
2.6.3.20 Eligibility Requirements for More than 50 Hours CCB Removed reference to services not operating under CCMS.
2.8.5.10 JETCCFA Eligibility Requirements Relating to Hours Updated to reflect JETCCFA hours granted in multiples of 12.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Components Updated rates.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated rates.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Updated rates.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 6 September 2010 (v1.133)

Topic No TopicTitle Details
1.1.L.30 Lodgement year Updated terminology.
1.1.P.75 Payment summary Updated definition.
1.3 Family Assistance Office (FAO) Revised reference to governance arrangements.
1.1.L.30 Lodgement year Updated terminology.
1.4.3.10 Duty of Care Updated to reflect introduction of parental leave pay.
2.1.1.110 Death of an FTB or Regular Care Child Added policy regarding recipient facing murder or manslaughter charges.
3.1.1.40 Calculating FTB Bereavement Payment Added policy regarding individual on wrongful death charges.
3.1.1.50 FTB Payments During Absence From Australia Added extension of portability rules.
4.1.1.25 TFN Requirements for Baby Bonus & MIA Clarified policy.
4.4.4 Reassessment of FTB - Income Support Cancelled Removed reference to ATO claims.
6.4.3.20 Non-lodger Process Updated policy.
6.4.3.30 Outcomes of Non-lodger Process Updated policy.
6.4.3.40 Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated policy.
6.4.3.50 Deferral Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated policy.
6.4.3.70 Non-entitlement to Payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated policy.
7.3.2.10 Waiving a Debt Arising from Administrative Error Clarified policy.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2 August 2010 (v1.132)

Topic No TopicTitle Details
4.4.8 Review of FTB Entitlements Updated to reflect participation requirements.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 July 2010 (v1.131)

Topic No TopicTitle Details
1.1.C.05 Care arrangement (FTB) New definition.
1.1.D.50 Day in care (FTB) Updated definition.
1.1.E.30 Entitlement (FTB, CCB & CCR) Updated definition for CCR.
1.1.I.45 Income limit (FTB Part B)

Updated definition.

1.1.I.70 Income thresholds (CCB) Updated income thresholds.
1.1.I.105 Interim period (FTB) New definition.
1.1.M.27 Maximum weekly benefit (CCB) Updated rates.
1.1.M.30 Maximum weekly entitlement (CCB) Updated rates.
1.1.N.15 Nights in care (FTB) Updated definition.
1.1.N.31 Non-entitlement to payment of FTB New definition.
1.1.N.35 Non-payment of FTB based on an estimate New definition.
1.1.N.37 Non-resident parent Moved policy previously found in 1.1.N.31 to this number.
1.1.P.76 Percentage of care (FTB) New definition.
1.1.P.135 Prohibition on FTB payment by instalment Deleted content.
1.1.R.15 Reduced care of a child New definition.
1.1.S.100 Standard hourly rate (CCB) Updated rates.
1.2.7 Child Care Rebate - Description Updated rates.
2.1.1.10 FTB Child Updated terminology and act references.
2.1.1.11 Regular Care Child Updated terminology.
2.1.1.20 Shared Care & Change of Care Summary Updated policy.
2.1.1.25 Shared Care of an FTB Child Updated policy.
2.1.1.30 Verification of Shared Care Updated policy.
2.1.1.45 Establishing a Pattern of Care Updated policy.
2.1.1.50 Determining Percentage of Care Updated policy.
2.1.1.60 Change of Care of an FTB Child Updated policy.
2.1.1.70 Disputed Care Arrangements Updated policy.
2.1.1.85 Formal & Informal Care of an FTB Child Updated policy.
2.1.1.90 Abducted, Absent or Missing Child Updated policy.
2.1.1.110 Death of an FTB or Regular Care Child Removed reference to tax delivery of family tax benefit.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Added new reporting requirement for baby bonus.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus Added new change of care reporting arrangements.
2.4.3 Baby Bonus Instalments & Specialist Referrals Updated examples and added information on change of care within 26 weeks of the child's birth.
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.
3.1.2 FTB Rate for ACOs Updated rate.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Components Updated rates.
3.1.5.30 Taking Reasonable Maintenance Action Updated information on instalment recipient applying for an exemption.
3.1.7.10 Maintenance Income Test - General Provisions Updated rates.
3.3 Baby Bonus Rate Updated rate.
3.4 MIA Rate Updated rates.
3.5.1 CCB Entitlement - General Provisions Updated rate.
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 historical rates.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Updated historical rates.
3.6.4 Maternity Payments - Historical Rates Updated historical rates.
3.6.5.10 Historical Standard Hourly Rate Updated historical rates.
3.6.5.20 CCB - Historical Income Thresholds Updated historical income thresholds.
3.6.5.30 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Benefit Updated historical rates.
3.6.5.40 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Entitlement Updated historical rates.
3.6.7 CCR - Historical Limits Updated historical rates.
3.8.1 CCR Limit Calculations - General Provisions Updated historical rates.
3.8.2 CCR Limit Calculation - Examples Updated rates.
4.1.2 Protection of Payment Updated rates in examples.
4.3.1.30 Continuous Adjustment of FTB for Instalment Applicant/Recipients Updated rates.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus & MIA Updated for new reporting requirement for baby bonus.
4.5.3 Payment of Baby Bonus & MIA Updated rates.
4.6.4.20 No CCB as Reduced Fees - Any CCB Entitlement at End of Year Updated family income limit.
5.2.1.20 Change of Eligibility Circumstances Updated eligibility circumstances affecting only family tax benefit.
5.2.1.30 Change of Rate Circumstances Updated rate circumstances affecting family tax benefit.
5.2.2 Information Required - Instalment Claims Updated information on change in care arrangements.
6.1 FAO Review & Appeal Process Clarified CCB action when an appeal is successful.
6.2 Internal Reviews Added information on recipient initiated review relating to care percentage decisions.
6.3.1 SSAT Reviews Updated information on SSAT review of child support matters.
6.4.1.30 Reconciliation Process Updated examples.
6.4.2.20 Income Test Exemption for Income Support Recipients Updated example and explanation.
6.4.3 Requirements to Lodge an Income Tax Return Updated to reflect legislative changes.
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.
6.4.3.40 Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.4.3.50 Deferral of Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.4.3.60 Removal of Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.4.3.70 Non-entitlement to Payment of FTB Based on an Estimate New topic.
7.1.1 FA Debts - General Provisions Updated to reflect legislative changes.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 7 June 2010 (v1.130)

Topic No TopicTitle Details
1.1.A.110 Assessment period (FTB) (deleted - see 1.1.C.100 Removed content.
1.1.C.100 Care period for FTB assessments New topic.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus Clarified policy where parents separate before or after the birth of the child.
2.4.3 Baby Bonus Instalments & Specialist Referrals Updated examples.
2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Removed reference to FTB child to reflect legislative change.
2.6.2.10 Regular Care Child Exceptions for CCB Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Removed note about rent assistance being unable to be paid through the tax system.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus & MIA Clarified lodgement of baby bonus claim.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 3 May 2010 (v1.129)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.E.70 Extended lodgement year New topic.
1.1.F.53 FTB activity test Updated date of effect for the participation measure for current claimants.
1.1.I.75 Income year New topic.
1.1.J.30 JETCCFA activities (deleted - see 1.1.J.95) Updated terminology.
1.1.J.40 JETCCFA EPP Removed content.
1.1.J.95 JETCCFA employment pathway plan New topic.
1.1.M.24 Mandatory claimant (JETCCFA) Updated terminology.
1.1.N.15 Nights in care (FTB) Updated example.
1.1.P.135 Prohibition on FTB payment by instalment Clarified policy.
1.1.S.100 Standard hourly rate (CCB) Updated example.
1.1.V.15 Voluntary claimant (JETCCFA) Updated terminology.
1.2.2 Baby Bonus - Description Updated registration requirement for when a child dies shortly after birth.
2.1.1.10 FTB Child Updated examples.
2.1.1.45 Establishing a Pattern of Care Updated examples.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Updated examples.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Updated 'Death of child before the payment is made'.
2.8.1.30 JETCCFA Eligibility Criteria - Voluntary Claimants Updated terminology.
2.8.6 JETCCFA EPPs Updated terminology.
2.8.6.10 Purpose of JETCCFA EPPs Updated terminology.
2.8.6.20 Creating JETCCFA EPPs Updated terminology.
2.8.6.30 Failing to Enter into a JETCCFA EPP Updated terminology.
2.8.6.40 Reviewing JETCCFA EPPs Updated terminology.
3.1.7.30 Application of the Maintenance Income Test Updated information on annualising maintenance income.
3.7.1 JETCCFA Rate Calculation - Overview Updated terminology.
4.3.1.10 FTB Payment Delivery Choices Removed information about delivery by ATO.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus & MIA Updated registration requirements for when a child dies shortly after birth.
4.5.3 Payment of Baby Bonus & MIA Updated registration requirements for whang a child dies shortly after birth.
4.10.3 Reapplying for JETCCFA Updated terminology.
4.11.2 JETCCFA Entitlement Variations Updated terminology.
4.11.3 JETCCFA Entitlement Variations - Date of Effect Updated terminology.
6.4.3 Requirement to Lodge an Income Tax Return Updated policy.
6.4.3.20 Non-Lodger Process Updated policy.
6.4.3.30 Outcomes of Non-Lodger Process Updated policy.
6.4.3.40 Prohibition of FTB Payments Based on Income Estimates Updated policy.
6.4.3.50 Deferral of Prohibition on Being Paid FTB Based on an Estimate Updated policy.
7.5 JETCCFA Debts Updated terminology.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 19 March 2010 (v1.128)

Topic No Topic Title Details
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated rates.
3.2.3 Adjusted Fringe Benefits Clarified estimating fringe benefits.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Updated rates.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 March 2010 (v1.127)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.F.60 Full-time student, undertaking full-time study Clarified intention to resume study after break in study.
1.1.P.135 Prohibition on FTB payment by instalment Updated terminology.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Removed paragraphs titled FTB child aged 16 - 24.
6.4.3.40 Prohibiiton on being Paid FTB Based on an Estimate Amended timeframe for lodging tax returns.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 February 2010 (v1.126)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (MIA, CCB) Updated details of vaccination schedules.
3.1.5.30 Taking Reasonable Maintenance Action Updated period of grace to take maintenance action.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby bonus & MIA Clarified effective claim requirements for baby bonus and MIA.
5.2.1.20 Change to Eligibility Circumstances Removed reference to claims through the tax system.
5.2.1.20 Change of Eligibility Circumstances Updated eligibility circumstances affecting only FTB.
5.2.1.30 Change of Rate Circumstances Removed reference to FTB claims through the tax system.
6.4.2.30 FTB Reconciliation Due to Maintenance Income Removed reference to tax delivery of FTB payments.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 4 January 2010 (v1.125)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.F.53 FTB activity test New topic.
1.1.F.60 Full-time student, undertaking full-time study Updated to reflect new FTB Part A participation requirements.
1.1.P.135 Prohibition on FTB payment by instalment New topic.
2.1.1 FTB Child & Regular Care Child Updated to reflect Budget measure.
2.1.1.10 FTB Child Updated to reflect Budget measure.
2.3.1 FTB Child of an ACO Updated general eligibility criteria.
2.8.3.40 JETCCFA Activity Limits for Study & Training Moved paragraphs on Language, Literacy & Numeracy Program (LLNP) to 2.8.3.50.
2.8.3.50 JETCCFA Activity Limits for LMPs & Personal Support Added paragraphs on Language, Literacy & Numeracy Program (LLNP) from 2.8.3.40.
4.10.2 Claims for JETCCFA Updated information about assessment notice.
4.11.3 JETCCFA Entitlement Variations - Date of Effect Updated information on CCMS transitioned services.
5.1.1.10 Power to obtain information Updated example to reflect Budget measure.
6.4.3.20 Non-Lodger Process Updated to include information on prohibition on being paid FTB based on an estimate.
6.4.3.40 Prohibition on being Paid FTB Based on an Estimate New topic.
6.4.3.50 Deferral of Prohibition on Being Paid FTB Based on an Estimate New topic.
6.4.3.60 Removal of Prohibition on Being Paid FTB Based on an Estimate New topic.
7.1.1 FA Debts - General Provisions Updated to reflect Budget measure.