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1.1.R.43 Return to work (FTB Part B)


Individuals who return to paid work (or start work) for the first time after the birth of a child or caring for a child who has come into their care, may be entitled to the maximum rate of FTB Part B for the financial year period before returning to work.

An individual returns to paid work if the individual is neither engaging in paid work, nor receiving passive employment income during that year and the individual later engaged in paid work for an average of at least 10 hours per week for 4 consecutive weeks that start during the financial year.

Act reference: FAAct section 3B Meaning of paid work and returns to paid work

Policy reference: FA Guide FTB Part B return to work, 1.1.P.55 Passive employment income

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