Family Assistance Guide Updates - 2017

1 September 2017 (v1.197)

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6.4.3 Requirement to Lodge an Income Tax Return Updated policy.
6.4.3.40 Non-payment of FTB Based on an Estimate Updated policy.

14 August 2017 (v1.196)

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1.1.C.80 Cut-out amount (FTB) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.F.53 FTB activity test (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.M.10 Maintenance (FTB) Updated policy.
1.1.M.50 Member of a couple Clarified policy.
3.1.7.03 Maintenance Income Test Ceiling Updated example.
5.1.1.10 Power to Obtain Information Updated policy.
6.4.1.10 Individuals Affected by Reconciliation Clarified policy.

3 July 2017 (v1.195)

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1.1.E.26 Enrolment advance Updated to reflect 1 July 2017 changes to enrolment advances.
1.1.E.30 Entitlement (FTB, CCB & CCR) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.F.57 FTB child rate Clarified policy.
1.1.I.10 Immunisation requirements (FTB, CCB) Clarified policy.
1.1.I.70 Income thresholds (CCB) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.I.80 Indexation Clarified policy.
1.1.M.25 Maximum amount (FTB advance) Updated for the 2017-18 financial year.
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.27 Senior secondary school child (FTB) Clarified policy.
1.1.S.100 Standard hourly rate (CCB) Updated rates.
1.2.7 Child Care Rebate (CCR) - Description Updated to reflect indexation.
1.2.11 Single Income Family Supplement (SIFS) - Description Updated to reflect single income family supplement (SIFS) closed to new recipients from 1 July 2017.
1.2.13 Low Income Family Supplement (LIFS) - Description (deleted) Removed information.
1.2.16 Multiple Birth Allowance (MBA) - Description Updated to reflect indexation.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Removed references to single income family supplement (SIFS).
2.1.3.20 CCB Immunisation Requirements Clarified policy.
2.1.3.40 Immunisation - Approved Exemptions (FTB, CCB) Clarified policy.
2.6.2.30 Immunisation Exceptions for CCB Updated policy.
2.8.5.10 JETCCFA Eligibility Requirements Relating to Hours Updated to reflect indexation.
2.10.4 Eligible Activities (SKB) Updated to reflect cessation of schoolkids bonus (SKB).
2.11 SIFS Eligibility Updated policy.
2.11.1 SIFS Eligibility Criteria Updated policy.
2.11.2 SIFS Qualifying Child Updated policy.
2.12.1 SBP Eligibility Criteria Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.1.30 Shared Care Rate for FTB Updated shared rate of multiple birth allowance (MBA) example.
3.1.1.60 Indexation of FTB Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.7.10 Maintenance Income Test - General Provisions Clarified policy.
3.2.4 Target Foreign Income Updated exchange rates.
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 examples.
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 indexation.
3.6.3 FTB B - Historical Rates Updated to reflect indexation.
3.6.5.10 Historical Standard Hourly Rate Updated to reflect indexation.
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.
3.6.7 CCR - Historical Limits Updated to reflect indexation.
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 Updated to reflect indexation.
3.8.2 CCR Limit Calculations - Examples Updated examples.
3.10 Determining the SIFS Rate Updated policy.
3.11 NBS Rate Updated to reflect indexation.
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.
4.14 Claims for SIFS Updated to reflect single income family supplement (SIFS) closed to new recipients from 1 July 2017.
6.4.1.20 Payments Affected by Reconciliation Clarified policy.
6.4.1.30 Reconciliation Process Updated examples.
6.7 SIFS Review & Payment Process Updated to reflect single income family supplement (SIFS) closed to new recipients from 1 July 2017.

8 May 2017 (v1.194)

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1.1.P.140 Protected information Updated policy.
1.2.9 Clean Energy Advance (CEA) - Description (deleted) Removed information.
1.4.2 Privacy & Confidentiality Added information about the Privacy (Tax File Rule) 2015.
2.1.3.40 Immunisation - Approved Exemptions (FTB, CCB) Clarified policy.
2.8.2.10 JETCCFA Eligibility Exceptions for All Individuals Clarified policy regarding portability rules.
3.1.1.30 Shared Care Rate for FTB Clarified policy.
3.1.1.40 Calculating FTB Bereavement Payment Clarified policy.
3.1.7.03 Maintenance Income Test Ceiling Updated to reflect cessation of energy supplement from 20 March 2017.
4.1.1.10 TFN Requirements for FTB Updated policy.
4.1.1.20 Exemption from TFN Requirements for FTB Updated information regarding partner's TFN - refusal to supply.
4.1.1.40 TFN Requirements for Non-residents Updated policy.
4.1.1.50 TFN Requirements for SIFS Updated policy.
4.1.1.60 Exemption from TFN Requirements for SIFS Updated policy.
4.1.1.70 TFN Requirements for SBP Updated policy.
4.2 Claims for FTB Clarified policy.
4.2.4.30 Claim Action 3 - TFN Not Provided Updated 'Consequences of not complying with the request'.
4.3.1.10 FTB Payment Delivery Choices Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.3.1.20 FTB Payment Choices for Instalment Individuals Updated policy.
6.4.3.70 Non-Entitlement to FTB Based on an Estimate Due to 3 or More Non-lodger Decisions Clarified policy.
6.7 SIFS Review & Payment Process Updated terminology.

20 March 2017 (v1.193)

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1.1.A.130 Australian resident Clarified policy.
1.1.B.10 Base rate of FTB Updated to reflect energy supplement (ES) ceased for new family tax benefit (FTB) recipients.
1.1.H.05 Healthy start for school child health check Added note that from 1 July 2016 FTB Part A supplement is subject to an income test.
1.1.M.26 Maximum rate (FTB) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.S.140 Study (JETCCFA) Clarified policy.
1.1.T.55 Training (JETCCFA) Clarified policy.
1.2.1 Family Tax Benefit (FTB) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.9 Clean Energy Advance (CEA) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.10 Energy Supplement (ES) - Description Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.13 Low Income Family Supplement (LIFS) - Description Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.1.10 FTB Child Updated policy.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Clarified policy.
2.1.3 Immunisation & Health Check Requirements Clarified policy.
2.1.3.30 Vaccination Schedules (FTB, CCB) Clarified policy.
2.1.3.50 Healthy Start for School Requirements (FTB) Updated policy.
2.8.3.40 JETCCFA Activity Limits for Study & Training Clarified policy.
2.12.1 SBP Eligibility Criteria Updated policy.
3.1 FTB Rate Calculation Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.10 Calculating a Rate of FTB - Overview Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.25 Current ES Rates Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.31 Shared Care Rate Calculation Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.40 Calculating FTB Bereavement Payment Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.2 FTB Rate for ACOs Updated to reflect legislative change.
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.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.5.25 Who is Entitled to Apply for Maintenance Clarified policy.
3.1.5.70 Exemptions from the Maintenance Action Test Updated policy.
3.1.8.10 Method 2 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.2 FTB Rent Assistance - Historical Rates & Thresholds Updated to reflect indexation.
4.3.1.25 ES Payment Choices Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.1.20 Payments Affected by Reconciliation Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.1.40 Outcomes of Reconciliation Clarified policy.
7.5 JETCCFA Debts Updated policy.
8.2 ES - Grandfathering Provisions New page.

6 February 2017 (v1.192)

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7.1.1 FA Debts - General Provisions Updated policy.
7.1.4 FA Debts - Interest Charge on Debts New page.
7.3.1.10 Writing-off a Debt Updated policy.

3 January 2017 (v1.191)

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1.1.A.20 Adjusted taxable income (ATI) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.I.45 Income limit (FTB Part B) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.P.75 Payment Summary Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.S.05 Salary sacrificing (CCB) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.S.40 Sessions of care (CCB) Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.60 Indexation of FTB Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.1 Adjusted Taxable Income - General Provisions Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.3 Adjusted Fringe Benefits Total Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.4 Target Foreign Income Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.8.10 Initial Estimate When Making a Claim Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - Historical Rates Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - Historical Rates Clarified policy.
4.4.1 Reasons for FTB Reassessment Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.2 Internal Reviews Clarified policy relating to care percentage decisions.
6.4.1.30 Reconciliation Process Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.2.10 Verification of Adjusted Taxable Income Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.2.1 Debt Recovery - General Provisions Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.2.2 Debt Recovery by Deduction Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.2.3 Debt Recovery from FA Entitlement Clarified policy.
7.2.5 Debt Recovery from Income Tax Refund Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.2.6 Debt Recovery by Legal Proceedings Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.2.7 Debt Recovery by Garnishee Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.3.1.20 Legally Irrecoverable Debts Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.7 Departure Prohibition Orders New chapter.