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3.1.1.25 Current ES rates

Summary

The ES is part of the maximum rates of FTB Part A and FTB Part B. From 20 September 2014, ES ceased to be indexed.

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.

The table below shows the current standard rates of ES (Part A) per child per year.

FTB Part A standard rates used ES amount
Maximum rate of payment
  • child under 13 years
$91.25
  • child 13 to 15 years, or
  • child 16 to 19 years who is a senior secondary school child (1.1.S.27)
$116.80
Base rate of payment
  • child under 19
$36.50
  • FTB Part A (ACO rate)
$25.55

The table below shows the current standard rates of ES (Part B) per family per year.

FTB Part B standard rates used ES amount
  • youngest FTB child is under 5 years
$73.00
  • youngest FTB child is 5 to 18 years
$51.10

Act reference: FAAct Schedule 1 clause 38AA ES (Part A-Method 1), Schedule 1 clause 31B ES (Part B)

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