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 6 - instalments cancelled in previous income year

Is a letter required?


What to do

Centrelink must advise the individual (1.1.A.72) that the information and/or documents which were not provided and which triggered cancellation of their FTB instalments (1.1.I.100) in the previous income year must be provided. The decision to cancel the instalment entitlement (1.1.E.30) will then be reconsidered.

Consequences of not complying with the request

The past period claim is not effective (1.1.E.10).

Failure to provide the information and/or documents required to enable the previous decision cancelling FTB instalments to be reconsidered will mean that the individual is not eligible for FTB for that period.


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

Policy reference: FA Guide Specific requirements for past period claim, 4.4 Variations to FTB entitlement

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