3.1 FTB rate calculation
This chapter sets out how FTB rates are calculated.
Current rates & income test amounts
The following table shows where you will find the current rates and income test amounts for FTB and its components.
|188.8.131.52 Current FTB rates & income test amounts|
|3.11 NBS rate|
||184.108.40.206 Current ES rates|
|RA rates and thresholds||220.127.116.11 Rent assistance|
|Maintenance income free area||18.104.22.168 Maintenance income test - general provisions|
Note: The ES ceased on 20 March 2017 for new FTB recipients. For individuals who became new recipients of FTB after 20 September 2016, they will no longer be paid ES after 19 March 2017. However, eligible individuals and ACOs may continue to be paid ES as part of their FTB rate under grandfathering rules. See 8.2.
Rates used in examples
There are many examples of rate calculations throughout this chapter. The examples are primarily indicative of the methods used to calculate the rate; the rates quoted may however be historical. For historical rates of payment, refer to 3.6 Historical rates.