3.1.2 FTB rate for ACOs
An ACO that is eligible for FTB Part A can receive the payment for 0-19 year olds (until the end of the calendar year in which they turn 19, if they continue in full-time secondary study). For the current annual rate for ACOs, see 188.8.131.52. For fortnightly rates, see 3.6.1.
Generally, ACOs also receive ES Part A. It is payable for each child for the same period that FTB Part A is paid for that child.
Note: The ES ceased on 20 March 2017 for new FTB recipients. For ACOs who became new recipients of FTB after 20 September 2016, they will no longer be paid ES after 19 March 2017. However, ACOs may continue to be paid ES as part of their FTB rate under grandfathering rules. See 8.2.
ACOs cannot be paid:
- FTB Part A supplement
- bereavement payment of FTB
- FTB Part B, or
- single income family supplement.
Policy reference: FA Guide 184.108.40.206 Current FTB rates & income test amounts
No income test for ACOs
There is no income test for ACOs.
An ACO cannot share the care of a child eligible for FTB or an FTB child of an individual, and therefore cannot be paid a part rate of FTB Part A.