Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2016

7 November 2016 (v1.190)

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1.1.A.05 Absences (CCB) Clarified policy.
1.1.A.115 Attendance record report (CCB) Updated terminology.
1.1.D.60 Debt, debtor Removed reference to baby bonus.
1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (FTB, CCB) Updated terminology.
2.1.1.33 Waiver of FTB (deleted) Removed information.
2.1.2.20 Verifying Residence/Citizenship Clarified policy.
2.1.3.20 CCB Immunisation Requirements Updated terminology.
2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Updated terminology.
4.1.1 TFN Requirements Removed reference to baby bonus.
4.2.4.130 Claim Action 13 - Taxable Income Not Assessed Clarified policy.
4.2.4.150 Claim Action 15 - Bank Details Not Provided Within 28 Days Clarified policy.
4.3.8 Payment through the ATO (deleted) Removed information.
4.4.10 Security Notice Issued Updated Act reference.
4.9.3 Outcomes of New Financial Year Assessments Updated policy.
4.12 CCR - Payments Removed reference to baby bonus.
6.1 Centrelink Review & Appeal Process Clarified policy.
6.2 Internal Reviews Clarified policy.
6.4.3 Requirement to Lodge an Income Tax Return Removed reference to baby bonus.
6.4.3.20 Non-lodger Process Removed reference to baby bonus.
6.4.3.50 Deferral of Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Clarified policy.
6.4.3.60 Removal of Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Clarified policy.
7.1.2 FA Debts - Individuals & ACOs Removed reference to baby bonus.
7.2.8 Effect of Bankruptcy on Debt Recovery Clarified policy.
7.3.2.50 Waiver in Special Circumstances Updated policy.

20 September 2016 (v1.189)

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1.1.E.70 Extended lodgement year (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.L.30 Lodgement year Clarified policy.
1.1.R.09 Recognised immunisation provider Changed Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) references to Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
1.4.2 Privacy & Confidentiality Updated policy.
2.1.3.10 FTB Immunisation Requirements Changed Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) references to Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
2.6.5 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Registered Carers Updated terminology.
2.10.3 School Leaver's Payment Updated policy.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated to reflect indexation.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Updated to reflect indexation.
4.6.3 Registered Care CCB - Individual's Claim Updated policy.
4.8.2 Variations to CCB Entitlement - Approved Services Updated terminology.
8.1.1 Immunisation Requirement Changes - Part Year Effects & Past Period Claims (FTB) Changed Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) references to Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

15 August 2016 (v1.188)

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1.1.B.40 Bonus test date (SKB) Updated to reflect cessation of schoolkids bonus.
1.1.C.57 Current education period (SKB) Updated to reflect cessation of schoolkids bonus.
1.1.R.22 Relationship parent/child Clarified policy.
1.2.12 One-off Education Tax Refund Payment - Description (deleted) Removed information.
1.2.14 Schoolkids Bonus (SKB) - Description Updated to reflect cessation of schoolkids bonus.
2.6.7 Special Child Care Benefit (SCCB) - Eligibility Criteria Updated policy.
2.8.3.50 JETCCFA Activity Limits for Labour Market Programs (LMPs) & Government Funded Rehabilitation Updated policy.
2.10 SKB Eligibility Updated to reflect cessation of schoolkids bonus.
2.10.1 SKB Eligibility Criteria Updated to reflect cessation of schoolkids bonus.
2.10.2 SKB Notification Timeframes & Requirements Updated to reflect cessation of schoolkids bonus.
3.1.5.40 Maintenance Action in Progress Clarified policy.
3.9 SKB Rate Updated to reflect cessation of schoolkids bonus.
6.4.1.10 Individuals Affected by Reconciliation Updated Act reference.
6.4.1.20 Payments Affected by Reconciliation Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.3.40 Non-payment of FTB based on an Estimate Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.6.2 Effect of Non-entitlement Due to Underestimation of Income Updated to reflect legislative change.

1 July 2016 (v1.187)

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1.1.A.120 Australia Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.A.135 Authorised party (NBS) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.B.10 Base rate of FTB Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.F.02 Family assistance Clarified policy.
1.1.G.15 Grandparent carer (CCB, FTB Part B) Updated policy.
1.1.I.70 Income thresholds (CCB) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.M.25 Maximum amount (FTB advance) Updated rates.
1.1.M.26 Maximum rate (FTB) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.M.27 Maximum weekly benefit (CCB) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.M.30 Maximum weekly entitlement (CCB) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.P.15 Parental contribution (JETCCFA) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.S.100 Standard hourly rate (CCB) Updated rates.
1.1.T.50 TFN definitions (FTB, SIFS, SBP) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.1 Family Tax Benefit (FTB) - Description Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.13 Low Income Family Supplement (LIFS) - Description Updated to reflect low income family supplement (LIFS) will cease on 1 July 2017.
1.2.2 Baby Bonus - Description (deleted) Removed information.
1.2.7 Child Care Rebate (CCR) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.16 Multiple Birth Allowance (MBA) - Description Updated rates.
1.2.17 Large Family Supplement (LFS) - Description (deleted) Removed information.
2.1.1.10 FTB Child Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.1.15 Verification of Child's Name & Date of Birth Updated policy.
2.1.1.60 Change of Care of an FTB Child Updated policy.
2.1.2 Australian Residence & Portability Clarified policy.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.2.30 Temporary Absence from Australia before 1 July 2016 Updated to reflect changes to portability of family tax benefit (FTB).
2.1.2.40 FTB Portability from 1 July 2016 New page.
2.3.1 When an ACO Is Eligible for FTB for a Child Updated policy.
2.4 Baby Bonus Eligibility (deleted) Removed information.
2.4.1 Eligibility for Baby Bonus (deleted) Removed information.
2.4.2 Apportioning of Baby Bonus (deleted) Removed information.
2.4.3 Baby Bonus Instalments & Specialist Referrals (deleted) Removed information.
2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Clarified policy.
2.7 Entitlement to FTB Advance Payment Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.8.5.10 JETCCFA Eligibility Requirements Relating to Hours Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1 FTB Rate Calculation Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.30 Shared Care Rate for FTB Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.31 Shared Care Rate Calculation Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.50 FTB Payments During Absence from Australia before 1 July 2016 Updated to reflect change to portability of family tax benefit (FTB).
3.1.1.60 Indexation of FTB Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.2 FTB Rate for ACOs Clarified policy.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Components Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.4.10 Method 1 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.4.20 Standard Rate - FTB Part A Method 1 Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.7.03 Maintenance Income Test Ceiling Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.7.10 Maintenance Income Test - General Provisions Updated rates.
3.1.8.10 Method 2 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.9.10 Calculating FTB Part B Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.11 Advance Payment of FTB Part A Updated rates.
3.2.1 Adjusted Taxable Income - General Provisions Removed reference to baby bonus.
3.2.2 Taxable Income Removed reference to baby bonus.
3.2.3 Adjusted Fringe Benefits Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.4 Target Foreign Income Updated exchange rates.
3.2.5 Total Net Investment Loss Updated policy.
3.2.6 Tax Free Pensions or Benefits Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.7 Deductible Child Maintenance Expenditure Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.8.10 Initial Estimate When Making a Claim Updated policy.
3.2.8.20 Estimate Following Cancellation of Income Support Payment or Conclusion of Employment Income Nil Rate Period Updated policy.
3.2.8.30 Revised Estimates Updated policy.
3.2.9 Reportable Superannuation Contributions Updated policy.
3.3 Baby Bonus Rate (deleted) Removed information.
3.5.1 CCB Entitlement - General Provisions Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.2.40 Calculating the Approved Care Taxable Income Percentage Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.2.50 Calculating the Approved Care Multiple Child Percentage Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.2.70 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 1 Child, Income below Upper Threshold Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.2.80 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 4 Children, Income above Upper Threshold Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.2.90 CCB Adjustment Percentage Example - 2 Children, Income above Upper Threshold Updated to reflect indexation.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Updated to reflect legislative change and indexation.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Updated rates.
3.6.5.10 CCB - Historical Standard Hourly Rate Updated rates.
3.6.5.20 CCB - Historical Income Thresholds Updated to reflect indexation.
3.6.5.30 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Benefit Updated to reflect indexation.
3.6.5.40 CCB - Historical Maximum Weekly Entitlement Updated to reflect indexation.
3.6.6 Foreign Exchange Rate - Historical Rates Updated rates.
3.7.1 JETCCFA Rate Calculation - Overview Updated to reflect indexation.
3.7.2.10 Limits on JETCCFA Hours in Calculating a Payment Updated to reflect indexation.
3.8.1 CCR Limit Calculations - General Provisions Clarified policy.
3.8.2 CCR Limit Calculation - Examples Clarified policy.
3.11 NBS Rate Updated rates.
4.1.1.25 TFN Requirements for Baby Bonus (deleted) Removed information.
4.1.2 Protection of Payment Clarified policy.
4.1.4 Early Claims for Family Assistance Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.2 Claims for FTB Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.2.1.10 Claim Lodgement & Verification Clarified policy.
4.3.6 Payments to a Third Party Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.4.1 Reasons for FTB Reassessment Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.4.8 Review of FTB Entitlements Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.5 Baby Bonus Claims & Payments (deleted) Removed information.
4.5.1 Claims for Baby Bonus (deleted) Removed information.
4.5.2 Determination of Baby Bonus Claims (deleted) Removed information.
4.5.3 Payment of Baby Bonus (deleted) Removed information.
4.6.3 Registered Care CCB - Individual's Claim Clarified policy.
4.6.4.20 No CCB as Reduced Fees - Any CCB Entitlement at End of Year Updated to reflect indexation.
4.15.1 Claims for SBP Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.2.1.20 Change of Eligibility Circumstances Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.1.20 Payments Affected by Reconciliation Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.3.30 Outcomes of Non-lodger Process Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.3.40 Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated to reflect legislative change.

16 May 2016 (v1.186)

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2.1.1.70 Disputed Care Arrangements Updated terminology.
2.1.3.70 Recognised Health Checks Clarified policy.
3.1.5.100 Role of the ISO & Social Worker Clarified policy.
3.1.9.10 Calculating FTB Part B Clarified policy.
3.1.9.20 Income Test - FTB Part B Clarified policy.
4.6.1 General Provisions for Individual's Claims & Payments Clarified policy.

21 March 2016 (v1.185)

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1.2.6 Jobs, Education & Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA) - Description Updated department responsible for child care assistance from DSS to Department of Education and Training.
2.1.1.45 Establishing a Pattern of Care Clarified policy.
2.8.4.10 Requirements for Determining the JETCCFA Assessment Period Updated terminology.
3.1.3 Apportioning Income Test Reductions between FTB Part A Components Updated examples to reflect indexation of rent assistance.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.7.15 Relevant Period Updated policy.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Updated to reflect indexation.
4.1.1.10 TFN Requirements for FTB Clarified policy.
4.6.2 Approved Care CCB - Individual's Claim Clarified policy.
6.4.2.30 FTB Reconciliation Due to Maintenance Income Clarified policy.
6.4.4.20 Reconciliation - Ex-partners Clarified policy.

8 February 2016 (v1.184)

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2.1.3.10 FTB Immunisation Requirements Updated details of immunisation exemptions.
2.1.3.30 Vaccination Schedules (FTB, CCB) Updated policy.
2.1.3.40 Immunisation - Approved Exemptions (FTB, CCB) Updated policy.
2.6.3.10 Eligibility Requirements for Up to 50 Hours CCB Updated policy.

4 January 2016 (v1.183)

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1.1.G.12 General practitioner New page.
1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (FTB, CCB) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.P.73 Payment delivery day (FTB) Clarified policy.
1.1.R.09 Recognised immunisation provider New page.
1.2.1 Family Tax Benefit (FTB) - Description Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Added visa subclass 060 to list of visa subclasses that qualify for special benefit and may therefore meet family tax benefit eligibility requirements.
2.1.3 Immunisation & Health Check Requirements Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.3.10 FTB Immunisation Requirements Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.3.20 CCB Immunisation Requirements Updated policy.
2.1.3.30 Vaccination schedules (FTB, CCB) Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.3.40 Immunisation - Approved Exemptions (FTB, CCB) Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Updated policy.
2.6.2.20 Australian Residency Exceptions for CCB Added visa subclass 060 to list of visas determined by the Minister.
2.6.2.30 Immunisation Exceptions for CCB Updated list of immunisation exceptions.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.6.55 Child Support Case Ended - Payer not a Parent of the Child Clarified policy.
4.1.3.10 Payment Nominees Updated policy reference.
4.1.3.20 Correspondence Nominees Updated policy reference.
4.3.1.10 FTB Payment Delivery Choices Removed reference to payment by cheque.
4.3.3 Instalments Paid by Direct Credit Updated policy.
4.3.4 Instalments Paid by Other Means Updated policy.
4.3.5 Lump Sum Payment through Centrelink Removed reference to payment by cheque and clarified policy.
4.6.1 General Provisions for Individual's Claims & Payments Removed reference to payment by cheque.
4.6.2 Approved Care CCB - Individual's Claim Updated policy.
4.15.3 Payment of SBP Removed reference to payment by cheque.
6.2 Internal Reviews Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.1.30 Reconciliation Process Updated policy.
7.1.2 FA Debts - Individuals & ACOs Updated policy regarding payment by cheque.
8.1 Immunisation Requirements from 01/01/2016 - Transitional Arrangements New section.