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. Claim action 5 - already entitled to FTB instalments

Is a letter required?


What to do

Centrelink must advise the individual (1.1.A.72):

  • that the claim is not effective (1.1.E.10) because they are already entitled to receive FTB by fortnightly payments, and
  • they do not need to lodge another claim to trigger a reassessment of their instalment (1.1.I.100) entitlement.

Make whatever changes may be required to the existing assessment of their current entitlement.


An electronic or paper file record of this advice should be kept.

Policy reference: FA Guide Specific requirements for past period claim, Specific requirements for FTB instalment claims

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