Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2013

Family Assistance Guides Updates - 11 November 2013 (v1.164)

Page Title Details
1.1.F.02 Family assistance Updated definition.
1.1.P.120 Primary carer (FTB, baby bonus) Updated definition.
1.2.2 Baby Bonus - Description Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.2.7 Child Care Rebate (CCR) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.15 Rent Assistance (RA) - Description New page.
1.2.16 Multiple Birth Allowance (MBA) - Description New page.
1.2.17 Large Family Supplement (LFS) - Description New page.
1.2.18 Newborn Supplement (NBS) - Description New page.
1.2.19 Stillborn Baby Payment (SBP) - Description New page.
1.4.3.10 Duty of Care Updated policy.
2.1.1.15 Verification of Child's Name & Date of Birth Clarified policy.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Clarified policy.
2.4 Baby Bonus Eligibility Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.4.3 Baby Bonus Instalments & Specialist Referrals Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.5 MIA Eligibility (deleted - see 8.2) Moved content of whole section to 8.2.
2.6.2.20 Australian Residency Exceptions for CCB Updated to reflect reintroduction of visa 785.
2.6.5.10 Becoming a Registered Carer Clarified policy.
2.6.5.20 Responsibilities of a Registered Carer Clarified policy.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Added rates for newborn supplement and newborn upfront payment.
3.1.1.30 Shared Care Rate for FTB Included clean energy supplement as being affected by shared care.
3.1.1.31 Shared Care Rate Calculation Included clean energy supplement as being affected by shared care.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated policy.
3.1.7.03 Maintenance Income Test Ceiling New page.
3.1.7.12 Exempt Maintenance Income Removed example under 'Child does not attract more than the base rate of FTB Part A'.
3.1.7.30 Application of the Maintenance Income Test Clarified policy.
3.3 Baby Bonus Rate Updated policy.
3.6.4 Maternity Payments - Historical Rates Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.11 NBS Rate New page.
3.12 SBP Rate New page.
4.1.4 Early Claims for Family Assistance Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.5 Baby Bonus Claims & Payments Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus Updated policy.
4.5.2 Determination of Baby Bonus Claims Updated policy.
4.5.3 Payment of Baby Bonus Updated policy.
4.6.2 Approved Care CCB - Individual's Claim Clarified policy.
6.1 Centrelink Review & Appeal Process Updated terminology.
8 Transitional Arrangements Updated introduction.
8.2 MIA Transitional Arrangements New section. Content previously found in section 2.5.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 20 September 2013 (v1.163)

Page Title Details
1.1.H.05 Healthy start for school child health check Updated definition.
1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (FTB, CCB) Updated definition.
2.1.1 FTB Child & Regular Care Child Updated policy.
2.1.1.50 Determining Percentage of Care Updated terminology.
2.1.3 Immunisation & Health Check Requirements Updated immunisation details and added health check requirements.
2.1.3.10 FTB Immunisation Requirements New page.
2.1.3.20 CCB Immunisation Requirements New page.
2.1.3.30 Vaccination Schedules (FTB, CCB) New page.
2.1.3.40 Immunisation - Approved Exemptions (FTB, CCB) New page.
2.1.3.50 Healthy Start for School Requirements (FTB) New page.
2.1.3.60 Healthy Start for School Exemptions (FTB) New page.
2.1.3.70 Recognised Health Checks New page.
2.7 Entitlement to FTB Advance Payment Updated terminology.
2.8.3.50 JETCCFA Activity Limits for Labour Market Programs (LMPs) & Government Funded Rehabilitation Removed reference to personal support program. Clarified activity limit for government funded rehabilitation.
2.8.4.20 Backdating JETCCFA Updated terminology.
3.1.7.05 Maintenance Income Credit Updated terminology.
3.1.7.10 Maintenance Income Test - General Provisions Updated annual maintenance income free area.
3.1.7.23 Maintenance Income - Modified Entitlement Method Updated terminology.
4.1.1.25 TFN Requirements for Baby Bonus Clarified policy.
4.1.2 Protection of Payment Updated listed of protected family assistance payments.
4.10.1 General Provisions for JETCCFA Claims & Payments Updated terminology.
4.10.2 Claims for JETCCFA Updated terminology.
4.11.1 JETCCFA Notifiable Events Updated terminology.
4.11.2 JETCCFA Entitlement Variations Updated terminology.
4.11.3 JETCCFA Entitlement Variations - Date of Effect Updated terminology.
6.5 JETCCFA Review & Appeal Process Updated terminology.
7.1.1 FA Debts - General Provisions Updated policy.
7.2.3 Debt Recovery from FA Entitlement Updated policy.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 12 August 2013 (v1.162)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.135 Authorised party (baby bonus) New page.
1.1.B.17 Becomes entrusted (baby bonus) New page.
1.1.C.20 Child support (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.C.21 Child support liability Updated terminology.
1.1.C.27 Claim (CCB) Updated terminology.
1.1.C.40 Cohabitation, living together (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.C.100 Care period for FTB assessments Updated terminology.
1.1.D.10 Date of action (CCB) Updated terminology.
1.1.D.40 Date of notification (CCB) Updated terminology.
1.1.E.40 Entitlement Period End Day Code (EPEDC) Updated terminology.
1.1.I.90 Individual Updated act reference.
1.1.I.110 Interim reconciliation Updated terminology.
1.1.M.10 Maintenance (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.M.26 Maximum rate (FTB) Clarified policy.
1.1.N.15 Nights in care (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.N.27 Non-agency payment (NAP) Updated terminology.
1.1.N.31 Non-entitlement to FTB due to 3 or more non-lodger decisions Updated terminology.
1.1.N.33 Non-lodger Updated terminology.
1.1.N.35 Non-payment of FTB based on an estimate Updated terminology.
1.1.N.40 Non-resident parent Updated terminology.
1.1.P.80 Person Updated act reference.
1.1.P.130 Private collection (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.R.10 Reconciliation of CCB entitlement (CCB) Updated terminology.
1.1.S.27 Senior secondary school child (FTB) Clarified policy.
1.1.S.45 Severe financial hardship Updated terminology.
1.1.S.120 Statements for payment (CCB) Updated terminology.
1.2.2 Baby Bonus - Description Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.2.4 Child Care Benefit (CCB) - Description Updated terminology.
1.2.7 Child Care Rebate (CCR) - Description Updated terminology.
1.4.2 Privacy & Confidentiality Updated terminology.
1.4.3.30 Duty to Invite Claims or Volunteer Information Updated terminology.
1.4.4 Liability of Decision Makers Updated terminology.
2.1.1.15 Verification of Child's Name & Date of Birth Updated terminology.
2.1.1.30 Verification of Shared Care Arrangements Updated terminology.
2.1.1.33 Waiver of FTB Updated terminology.
2.1.1.45 Establishing a Pattern of Care Updated terminology.
2.1.1.50 Determining Percentage of Care Updated terminology.
2.1.1.60 Change of Care of an FTB Child Updated terminology.
2.1.1.85 Formal & Informal Care of an FTB Child Updated terminology.
2.1.1.90 Abducted, Absent or Missing Child Updated terminology.
2.1.1.100 Child at Risk of Harm Updated terminology.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Clarified policy.
2.2.2 Death of an Individual Eligible for FTB Updated terminology.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.4.3 Baby Bonus Instalments & Specialist Referrals Updated to reflect legislative changes.
2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Updated terminology.
2.6.3.10 Eligibility Requirements for Up to 50 Hours CCB Updated terminology.
2.6.3.20 Eligibility Requirements for More than 50 Hours CCB Updated terminology.
2.6.6 CCB Eligibility Criteria for 24 Hour Care Updated terminology.
2.6.7 Special Child Care Benefit (SCCB) - Eligibility Criteria Updated terminology.
3.1.1.10 Calculating a Rate of FTB - Overview Updated terminology.
3.1.1.50 FTB Payments During Absence from Australia Clarified policy.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Components Updated terminology.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated rates.
3.1.5.10 Summary of the Maintenance Action Test Clarified policy.
3.1.5.20 Determining which Stage of the CSS Applies Updated terminology.
3.1.5.25 Who is Entitled to Apply for Maintenance Clarified policy.
3.1.5.30 Taking Reasonable Maintenance Action Clarified policy.
3.1.5.40 Maintenance Action in Progress Updated terminology.
3.1.5.60 When Maintenance Action is Not Applicable Updated terminology.
3.1.5.80 Payer is Overseas Updated terminology.
3.1.6.10 Proof of Parentage Updated terminology.
3.1.6.30 Court Orders & Registered Agreements Updated terminology.
3.1.6.45 Child Support Agreements (post July 2008) Updated terminology.
3.1.6.50 Child Support Agreements (pre July 2008) 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 Support Decisions Updated terminology.
3.1.7.10 Maintenance Income Test - General Provisions Updated terminology.
3.1.7.11 Assessable Maintenance Income Updated terminology.
3.1.7.12 Exempt Maintenance Income Clarified policy.
3.1.7.13 Capitalised Maintenance Updated terminology.
3.1.7.14 Notional Assessments Updated terminology.
3.1.7.15 Relevant Period Updated terminology.
3.1.7.20 Estimating Maintenance Income Updated terminology.
3.1.7.21 Maintenance Income - Entitlement Method Updated terminology.
3.1.7.22 Maintenance Income - Disbursement Method Updated terminology.
3.2.3 Adjusted Fringe Benefits Updated terminology.
3.2.4 Target Foreign Income Updated exchange rates.
3.2.7 Deductible Child Maintenance Expenditure Updated terminology.
3.2.8.20 Estimate Following Cancellation of Income Support Payment or Conclusion of Employment Income Nil Rate Period Updated terminology.
3.2.8.30 Revised Estimates Updated terminology.
3.2.9 Reportable Superannuation Contributions Updated terminology.
3.3 Baby Bonus Rate Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.5.1 CCB Entitlement - General Provisions Updated terminology.
3.5.2.10 CCB Overall Rate Calculation - Approved Care Updated terminology.
3.6.4 Maternity Payments - Historical Rates Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.6.6 Foreign Exchange Rate - Historical Rates Updated exchange rates.
3.6.7 CCR - Historical Limits Updated terminology.
3.8 CCR Rate Calculation Updated terminology.
3.8.2 CCR Limit Calculation - Examples Updated terminology.
4.1.1.10 TFN Requirements for FTB Updated terminology.
4.1.1.25 TFN Requirements for Baby Bonus Updated policy.
4.1.1.30 TFN Requirements for CCB Updated terminology.
4.1.3.20 Correspondence Nominees Updated terminology.
4.1.3.30 Responsibilities of Nominees Updated terminology.
4.1.4 Early Claims for Family Assistance Updated terminology.
4.2 Claims for FTB Updated terminology.
4.2.1.10 Claim Lodgement & Verification Updated terminology.
4.2.1.30 Initial Assessment of Claim Updated terminology.
4.2.3 Determination of FTB Claim Updated terminology.
4.2.3.10 Restrictions on Determining FTB Claims Updated terminology.
4.2.3.20 Determining an FTB Claim Updated terminology.
4.2.3.30 Giving the Individual Notice of the Determination Updated terminology.
4.2.4.10 Claim Action 1 - Proper Claim Not Made Updated terminology.
4.2.4.20 Claim Action 2 - Claim Not Complete Updated terminology.
4.2.4.30 Claim Action 3 - TFN Not Provided Updated terminology.
4.2.4.40 Claim Action 4 - Second Claim Lodged Updated terminology.
4.2.4.50 Claim Action 5 - Already Entitled to FTB Instalments Updated terminology.
4.2.4.60 Claim Action 6 - Instalments Cancelled in Previous Income Year Updated terminology.
4.2.4.70 Claim Action 7 - Claim Made Too Late Updated terminology.
4.2.4.80 Claim Action 8 - Instalment Claim Required Updated terminology.
4.2.4.100 Claim Action 10 - ATO Has Not Actioned TFN Request Updated terminology.
4.2.4.110 Claim Action 11 - ATO Advises Centrelink No TFN Updated terminology.
4.2.4.150 Claim Action 15 - Bank Details Not Provided Within 28 Days Updated terminology.
4.3.1 FTB Delivery Choices Updated terminology.
4.3.1.20 FTB Payment Choices for Instalment Individuals Updated terminology.
4.3.1.40 Payment of Arrears - Financial Hardship Updated terminology.
4.3.2 Payment Cycles for FTB Instalments Updated terminology.
4.3.5 Lump Sum Payment through Centrelink Updated terminology.
4.3.8 Payment through the ATO Updated terminology.
4.4.2 Date of Effect of Reassessments for Instalment Individuals Updated terminology.
4.4.2.10 Change in Non-Income Related Circumstances Updated terminology.
4.4.2.20 Change in Income Related Circumstances Updated terminology.
4.4.3 Estimate of Income Not Reasonable Updated terminology.
4.4.4 Reassessment of FTB - Income Support Cancelled Updated terminology.
4.4.5.10 Failure to Provide Information - General Provisions Updated terminology.
4.4.5.20 Income Tax Return Not Lodged Updated terminology.
4.4.5.30 Failure to Notify Change of Address Updated terminology.
4.4.5.40 Failure to Nominate Bank Account Details Updated terminology.
4.4.6 Income Support Claim Pending for FTB or Regular Care Child Updated terminology.
4.4.8 Review of FTB Entitlements Updated terminology.
4.4.9 Notices of Reassessment Updated terminology.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.5.2 Determination of Baby Bonus & MIA Claims Updated terminology.
4.5.3 Payment of Baby Bonus Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.6.1 General Provisions for Individual's Claims & Payments Updated terminology.
4.6.2 Approved Care CCB - Individual's Claim Updated terminology.
4.6.3 Registered Care CCB - Individual's Claim Updated terminology.
4.6.4.10 Adjusted Rate of CCB Updated terminology.
4.6.4.30 Rounding Down CCB% Updated terminology.
4.6.4.40 Continuous Adjustment of CCB Updated terminology.
4.7.1 CCB Approved Services - Statements for Payment Updated terminology.
4.7.2 CCB Payment of Advances to Approved Services Updated terminology.
4.8.1.10 General Provisions for CCB Variations - Individuals Using a Service Not Operating under CCMS Updated terminology.
4.8.1.11 General Provisions for CCB Variations - Individuals Using a Service Operating under CCMS Updated terminology.
4.8.1.20 CCB Entitlement Variations - Individuals Using an Approved Service Updated terminology.
4.8.1.25 CCB Entitlement Variations - Individuals Using an Approved Service Operating under CCMS Updated terminology.
4.8.1.40 CCB Entitlement Cancellation - Individuals Using an Application Updated terminology.
4.8.2 Variations to CCB Entitlement - Approved Services Updated terminology.
4.9.1 Overview of New Financial Year Assessments Updated terminology.
4.9.3 Outcomes of New Financial Year Assessments Updated terminology.
4.13.1.20 CCMS - Informal Enrolment Updated terminology.
5.1.1.10 Power to Obtain Information Updated terminology.
5.1.2 Comparing Information with Other Agencies Updated terminology.
5.1.3.10 Disclosure of Information by Centrelink Updated terminology.
5.1.3.20 Exchanging Information within Centrelink Updated terminology.
5.1.3.30 Offences & Penalties Updated terminology.
5.2.1 Change of Circumstances Updated terminology.
5.2.1.10 Change of Circumstances - General Provisions Updated terminology.
5.2.1.30 Change of Rate Circumstances Updated terminology.
5.2.2 Information Required - Instalment Claims Updated terminology.
5.2.3 Information Required - Past Period Instalment Claims Updated terminology.
6.2 Internal Reviews Clarified policy.
6.3.1 SSAT Reviews Updated terminology.
6.4.1.30 Reconciliation Process Updated terminology.
6.4.1.40 Outcomes of Reconciliation Updated terminology.
6.4.2.30 FTB Reconciliation Due to Maintenance Income Clarified policy.
6.4.2.40 Impact of Maintenance Action Test on FTB Reconciliation Clarified policy.
6.4.2.50 CCB Reconciliation & Child Care Usage/Attendance Information Updated terminology.
6.4.3.40 Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated terminology.
6.4.3.60 Removal of Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated terminology.
6.4.4.20 Reconciliation - Ex-partners Clarified policy.
6.6.3 Non-entitlement to FTB Part A &/or FTB Part B Due to Underestimation of Income Updated terminology.
7.1.1 FA Debts - General Provisions Updated terminology.
7.2.1 Debt Recovery - General Provisions Updated terminology.
7.2.2 Debt Recovery by Deduction Updated terminology.
7.2.3 Debt Recovery from FA Entitlement Updated terminology.
7.2.4 Debt Recovery by Cash Updated terminology.
7.2.5 Debt Recovery from Income Tax Refund Updated terminology.
7.2.7 Debt Recovery by Garnishee Updated terminology.
7.2.8 Effect of Bankruptcy on Debt Recovery Updated terminology.
7.2.9 Recovery from Financial Institutions Updated terminology.
7.3.2 Waiver of Debts Updated terminology.
7.3.2.10 Waiving a Debt Arising from Administrative Error Updated terminology.
7.3.2.30 Waiving a Small Debt Updated terminology.
7.3.2.40 Waiver in Relation to Settlements Updated terminology.
7.3.2.50 Waiver in Special Circumstances Updated terminology.
7.4 Child Support Debts Updated terminology.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 1 July 2013 (v1.161)

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1.1.B.10 Base rate of FTB Added clean energy supplement to list of components.
1.1.B.30 Blended family (FTB, SIFS) Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
1.1.D.60 Debt, debtor Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
1.1.E.17 Eligibility (FTB, SIFS, CCB & CCR) Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
1.1.E.30 Entitlement (FTB, CCB & CCR) Updated to reflect maximum amount of child care rebate to remain at $7,500, subject to the passage of legislation.
1.1.E.70 Extended lodgement year Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
1.1.H.05 Healthy start for school child health check Updated to reflect budget measure.
1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (FTB, CCB) Updated definition.
1.1.I.70 Income thresholds (CCB) Updated for 1 July indexation.
1.1.L.30 Lodgement year Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
1.1.M.26 Maximum rate (FTB) Added clean energy supplement information.
1.1.M.27 Maximum weekly benefit (CCB) Updated for 1 July indexation.
1.1.M.30 Maximum weekly entitlement (CCB) Updated for 1 July indexation.
1.1.S.100 Standard hourly rate (CCB) Updated for 1 July indexation.
1.1.S.140 Study (JETCCFA) Added details about enabling/bridging courses.
1.1.T.50 TFN definitions (FTB, SIFS, baby bonus) Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
1.1.T.55 Training (JETCCFA) Added details about enabling/bridging courses.
1.2.1 Family Tax Benefit (FTB) - Description Added clean energy supplement information.
1.2.7 Child Care Rebate (CCR) - Description Updated to reflect budget measure.
1.2.10 Clean Energy Supplement (CES) - Description Updated description.
1.2.11 Single Income Family Supplement (SIFS) - Description Updated description.
2.1.1.110 Death of an FTB or Regular Care Child Clarified policy.
2.1.2 Australian Residence Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Added single income family supplement information.
2.1.2.20 Verifying Residence/Citizenship Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Added clean energy supplement information.
2.10.2 SKB Notification Timeframes & Requirements Clarified policy.
2.10.3 School Leavers Payment Clarified policy.
2.10.4 Eligible Activities (SKB) Clarified policy.
2.11 SIFS Eligibility New chapter.
3.1 FTB Rate Calculation Added clean energy supplement information.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated rates and added clean energy supplement information.
3.1.1.25 Current CES Rates New page.
3.1.1.31 Shared Care Rate Calculation Updated example.
3.1.1.40 Calculating FTB Bereavement Payment Added clean energy supplement, maintenance action test and maintenance income test information.
3.1.1.50 FTB Payments During Absence from Australia Added clean energy supplement information.
3.1.1.60 Indexation of FTB Added clean energy supplement information.
3.1.2 FTB Rate for ACOs Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement and clean energy supplement.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Components Updated example.
3.1.4.10 Method 1 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Added clean energy supplement information.
3.1.4.20 Standard Rate - FTB Part A Method 1 Added clean energy supplement information.
3.1.5.50 Reasonable Maintenance Action Completed Clarified policy.
3.1.5.70 Exemptions from the Maintenance Action Test Clarified policy.
3.1.7.15 Relevant Period Clarified policy.
3.1.8.10 Method 2 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Added clean energy supplement information.
3.5.1 CCB Entitlement - General Provisions Updated terminology.
3.5.2.40 Calculating the Approved Care Taxable Income Percentage Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.5.2.50 Calculating the Approved Care Multiple Child Percentage Updated examples.
3.5.2.70 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 1 Child, Income below Upper Threshold Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.5.2.80 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 4 Children, Income above Upper Threshold Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.5.2.90 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 2 Children, Income above Upper Threshold Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.6.5.10 CCB - Historical Standard Hourly Rate Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.6.5.20 CCB - Historical Income Thresholds Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.6.5.30 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Benefit Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.6.5.40 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Entitlement Updated for 1 July indexation.
3.6.7 CCR - Historical Limits Updated to reflect maximum amount of child care rebate to remain at $7,500, subject to the passage of legislation.
3.8.1 CCR Limit Calculations - General Provisions Updated to reflect maximum amount of child care rebate to remain at $7,500, subject to the passage of legislation.
3.8.2 CCR Limit Calculation - Examples Updated examples.
3.10 Determining the SIFS Rate New page.
3.8.2 CCR Limit Calculation - Examples Updated for 1 July indexation.
4.1.1 TFN Requirements Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
4.1.1.50 TFN Requirements for SIFS New page.
4.1.1.60 Exemption from TFN Requirements for SIFS New page.
4.2 Claims for FTB Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
4.2.2.20 Specific Requirements for Past Period Claim Clarified policy.
4.2.4.130 Claim Action 13 - Taxable Income Not Assessed Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
4.3.1.10 FTB Payment Delivery Choices Added clean energy supplement information.
4.3.1.20 FTB Payment Choices for Instalment Recipients Added clean energy supplement information.
4.3.1.25 CES Payment Choices New page.
4.4.1 Reasons for FTB Reassessment Added clean energy supplement information.
4.4.8 Review of FTB Entitlements Updated for age of eligibility.
4.6.2 Approved Care CCB - Individual's Claim Updated to reflect budget measure.
4.6.4.20 No CCB as Reduced Fees - Any CCB Entitlement at End of Year Updated for 1 July indexation.
4.14 Claims for SIFS New page.
6.1 Centrelink Review & Appeal Process Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
6.2 Internal Reviews Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
6.3.1 SSAT Reviews Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
6.4.1.10 Recipients Affected by Reconciliation Updated policy.
6.4.1.20 Payments Affected by Reconciliation Added clean energy supplement information.
6.4.1.30 Reconciliation Process Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
6.4.1.40 Outcomes of Reconciliation Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
6.4.3 Requirement to Lodge an Income Tax Return Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
6.4.3.20 Non-lodger Process Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
6.4.3.30 Outcomes of Non-lodger Process Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
6.4.3.40 Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated to reflect change from two year claim/lodgement period to one year.
6.4.4.20 Reconciliation - Ex-partners Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement and changes to lodgement year.
6.4.5.10 Death of Individual Updated title.
6.4.5.20 Death of Partner Updated terminology.
6.7 SIFS Review & Payment Process New page.
7.1.1 FA Debts - General Provisions Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
7.1.2 FA Debts - Individuals & ACOs Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.
7.2.3 Debt Recovery from FA Entitlement Updated to reflect introduction of single income family supplement.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 13 May 2013 (v1.160)

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1.1.D.60 Debt, debtor Removed references to Maternity immunisation allowance.
1.1.T.50 TFN definitions (FTB, baby bonus) Removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
2.1.1.15 Verification of Child's Name & Date of Birth Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
2.1.1.20 Shared Care & Change of Care Summary Updated terminology.
2.1.1.25 Shared Care of an FTB Child Updated terminology.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
2.4.3 Baby Bonus Instalments & Specialist Referrals Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
3.1.1.34 Sharing FTB for Separated Couples Updated terminology.
3.1.9.30 FTB Part B Return to Work Updated terminology.
3.2.1 Adjusted Taxable Income - General Provisions Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
3.2.7 Deductible Child Maintenance Expenditure Removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
3.2.8.10 Initial Estimate When Making a Claim Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
3.3 Baby Bonus Rate Removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
3.9 SKB Rate Added income management information.
4.1.1.25 TFN Requirements for Baby Bonus Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
4.1.2 Protection of Payment Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
4.3.1.30 Mandatory Continuous Adjustment of FTB Instalments Updated rates and terminology.
4.3.6 Payments to a Third Party Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
4.12 CCR - Payments Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
6.1 Centrelink Review & Appeal Process Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
6.4.2.10 Verification of Adjusted Taxable Income Updated terminology.
6.4.3 Requirement to Lodge an Income Tax Return Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.
6.4.3.10 Valid Reasons for Not Lodging a Tax Return Added declaration information and updated terminology.
6.4.3.20 Non-lodger Process Updated terminology.
6.4.3.30 Outcomes of Non-lodger Process Updated terminology.
7.1.2 FA Debts - Individuals & ACOs Updated terminology and removed references to maternity immunisation allowance.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 20 March 2013 (v1.159)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.15 Actual assessment method (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.A.45 Adjusted rate of FTB/CCB Removed examples.
1.1.D.100 Disbursement method (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.E.05 Education institution (JETCCFA) Added policy reference.
1.1.E.35 Entitlement method (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.F.50 Formula assessment (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.I.45 Income limit (FTB Part B) Updated next indexation date.
1.1.J.50 JETCCFA activity limits Clarified policy.
1.1.M.15 Maintenance agreement (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.N.45 Notional assessment (FTB) Updated terminology.
1.1.Q.10 Qualifying period (FTB) Clarified policy.
1.1.S.140 Study (JETCCFA) Clarified policy.
1.1.T.55 Training (JETCCFA) Clarified policy.
1.1.V.13 Voluntary child support Updated terminology.
1.1.V.20 Voluntary maintenance Updated example.
2.3.1 FTB Child of an ACO Removed reference to SCV holder.
2.8.3.40 JETCCFA Activity Limits for Study & Training Clarified policy.
3.1.5.90 Maintenance Action Test Reviews Updated terminology and payer's payment amounts.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 11 February 2013 (v1.158)

Page Title Details
1.1.F.15 Family violence New page.
1.1.M.25 Maximum amount (FTB advance) Updated rate.
1.2.9 Clean Energy Advance (CEA) - Description Updated terminology.
1.3 Family Assistance Office (FAO) Updated page.
3.1.11 Advance Payment of FTB Part A Updated rate.
3.1.5.70 Exemptions from the Maintenance Action Test Updated terminology.
3.1.5.100 Role of the ISO & Social Worker Clarified policy.
4.1.1.20 Exemption from TFN Requirements for FTB Updated terminology.
6.4.3.50 Deferral of Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated terminology.
6.4.3.70 Non-entitlement to FTB Based on an Estimate Due to 3 or More Non-Lodger Decisions Updated terminology.

Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2 January 2013 (v1.157)

Page Title Details
1.1.B.40 Bonus test date (SKB) New page.
1.1.C.57 Current education period (SKB) New page.
1.1.F.53 FTB activity test Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
1.1.F.57 FTB child rate Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
1.1.P.15 Parental contribution (JETCCFA) Updated to reflect new co-contribution rate as at 31 December 2012.
1.1.P.90 Portability Updated act reference.
1.1.P.115 Previous education period (SKB) New page.
1.1.S.140 Study (JETCCFA) Clarified definition.
1.1.T.55 Training (JETCCFA) Clarified definition.
1.2.6 Jobs, Education & Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA) - Description Updated to reflect new co-contribution rate as at 31 December 2012.
1.2.9 Clean Energy Advance (CEA) - Description Updated to reflect change to portability period.
1.2.10 Clean Energy Supplement (CES) - Description Updated to reflect change to portability period.
1.2.11 Single Income Family Supplement (SIFS) - Description Updated to reflect change to portability period.
1.2.13 Low Income Family Supplement (LIFS) - Description New page.
1.2.14 Schoolkids Bonus (SKB) - Description New page.
2.1.1 FTB Child & Regular Care Child Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
2.1.1.10 FTB Child Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
2.1.1.70 Disputed Care Arrangements Updated policy.
2.1.1.110 Death of an FTB or Regular Care Child Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia Updated to reflect change to portability period.
2.3.1 FTB Child of an ACO Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
2.6.2.20 Australian Residency Exceptions for CCB Updated to reflect change to portability period.
2.8.2.10 JETCCFA Eligibility Exceptions for All Individuals Updated to reflect change to portability period.
2.8.3.20 JETCCFA Activity Limits for Work (Paid & Unpaid) or Setting Up a Business Clarified policy regarding Defence Force Reserve participation.
2.8.3.60 JETCCFA Activity Limits for Other Activities that Aid Parents to Engage in Sustainable Paid Work Updated to reflect policy changes as at 31 December 2012.
2.8.4.10 Requirements for Determining the JETCCFA Assessment Period Updated to reflect policy changes as at 31 December 2012.
2.8.5.10 JETCCFA Eligibility Requirements Relating to Hours Updated to reflect policy changes as at 31 December 2012.
2.10 SKB Eligibility New chapter.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
3.1.1.40 Calculating FTB Bereavement Payment Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
3.1.1.50 FTB Payments During Absence from Australia Updated to reflect change to portability period.
3.1.2 FTB Rate for ACOs Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
3.1.5.60 When Maintenance Action is Not Applicable Updated to reflect changes to FTB age eligibility.
3.1.6.40 Child Support Assessments Updated policy.
3.7.2.20 JETCCFA Parental Contribution Updated to reflect new co-contribution rate as at 31 December 2012.
3.9 SKB Rate New page
4.1.1.25 TFN Requirements for Baby Bonus & MIA Clarified policy.
4.10.2 Claims for JETCCFA Updated policy.
4.11.1 JETCCFA Notifiable Events Clarified policy.
4.11.2 JETCCFA Entitlement Variations Updated to reflect change to portability period.
5.2.1.20 Change of Eligibility Circumstances Updated to reflect introduction of schoolkids bonus.
7.1.2 FA Debts - Individuals & ACOs Updated to reflect introduction of schoolkids bonus.
7.5 JETCCFA Debts Clarified policy.