The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.
1.1.P.70 Pattern of care (FTB)
For the purposes of FTB, a pattern of care exists when the care of an FTB child alternates between 2 or more adults. It is also referred to as 'level of care' or 'living arrangements' for a child.
Policy reference: FA Guide 22.214.171.124 Shared care of an FTB child, 126.96.36.199 Establishing a pattern of care
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