Family Assistance Guide updates - 2019

20 September 2019 (v1.214)

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2.1.1.50 Determining percentage of care Clarified policy.
3.1.2 FTB rate for ACOs Clarified policy.
3.1.4.30 Rent assistance Updated rates and thresholds.
3.1.5.70 Exemptions from the maintenance action test Clarified policy regarding backdating of exemptions.
3.6.2 FTB rent assistance - historical rates & thresholds Updated to reflect indexation.

12 August 2019 (v1.213)

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1.1.N.45 Notional assessment (FTB) Clarified policy.
1.1.V.13 Voluntary child support Clarified policy.
1.1.V.20 Voluntary maintenance Clarified policy.
3.2.4 Target foreign income Updated exchange rates.
3.6.6 Foreign exchange rate - historical rates Updated exchange rates.
4.1.1.10 TFN requirements for FTB Clarified policy.

1 July 2019 (v1.212)

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1.1.A.70 Applicable percentage (CCS) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.F.60 Full-time secondary study (FTB) Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
1.1.H.20 Hourly rate caps (CCS) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.I.70 Income thresholds (CCS) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.M.26 Maximum rate (FTB) Updated policy.
1.1.S.27 Senior secondary school child (FTB) Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
2.1.1.45 Establishing a pattern of care Clarified policy.
2.6.6.20 CCS - Individual only eligible for session of care for nominated child Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB rates & income test amounts Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.1.31 Shared care rate calculation Updated policy.
3.1.1.60 Indexation of FTB Updated policy.
3.1.3 Apportioning income test reductions between FTB Part A components Updated examples to reflect indexation.
3.1.4.10 Method 1 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Updated policy.
3.1.4.40 Income test - FTB Part A Method 1 Updated policy.
3.1.7.03 Maintenance income test ceiling Updated example to reflect indexation.
3.1.8.10 Method 2 - Calculating the Maximum Rate of FTB Part A Updated policy.
3.1.8.20 Method 2 - FTB Part A income test Updated policy.
3.5.1 CCS - combined annual ATI Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.2.10 CCS - activity test - general Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.3 CCS - hourly rate caps Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.4 Calculating CCS entitlement Updated to reflect indexation.
3.6.1 FTB Part A - historical rates Updated to reflect indexation.
3.6.3 FTB Part B - historical rates Updated to reflect indexation.
3.11 NBS rate Updated to reflect indexation.
6.4.2.30 FTB reconciliation due to maintenance income Clarified policy.

6 May 2019 (v1.211)

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1.1.B.40 Bonus test date (SKB) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.C.57 Current education period (SKB) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.M.50 Member of a couple Updated policy.
1.1.P.115 Previous education period (SKB) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.S.30 Service pension Clarified policy.
1.1.S.80 Social security payment Clarified policy.
1.1.T.20 Taxable income Clarified policy.
1.2.14 Schoolkids Bonus (SKB) - Description (deleted) Removed information.
2.10 SKB Eligibility (deleted) Removed section.
3.6.2 FTB rent assistance - historical rates & thresholds Updated to reflect indexation.
3.9 SKB Rate (deleted) Removed information.
4.2.2.40 Specific requirements for FTB instalment claims Updated Act reference.
4.4.5.20 Income tax return not lodged Clarified policy.
5.1.1.20 Obtaining information about debtors Updated Act reference.
5.2.1.20 Change of eligibility circumstances Removed information about schoolkids bonus.
5.2.2 Information required for instalment claims Clarified policy.
5.2.3 Information required for past period claims - former partners Clarified policy.
6.4.2 Details of reconciliation Clarified policy.
7.1.2 FA debts - individuals & ACOs Removed reference to schoolkids bonus.

20 March 2019 (v1.210)

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1.1.N.35 Non-payment of FTB based on an estimate (deleted - see 1.1.P.135) Moved information to 1.1.P.135.
1.1.P.135 Prohibition of FTB based on an estimate New page, has information previously found in 1.1.N.35.
1.2.8.10 FTB Advance Payments - Details Clarified policy.
2.1.2.10 Residence Requirements Updated to reflect introduction of newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP) for FTB Part A.
2.2.1 FTB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals Updated to reflect introduction of NARWP for FTB Part A.
2.7 Entitlement to FTB Advance Payment Clarified policy.
3.1.4.30 Rent Assistance Updated rates and thresholds.
3.1.4.50 Health Care Card (HCC) Updated to reflect introduction of NARWP for FTB Part A.
3.1.5.25 Who is Entitled to Apply for Maintenance Clarified policy.
4.3.3 Instalments Paid by Direct Credit Updated Act reference.
4.3.4 Instalments Paid by Other Means Added Act reference.
4.3.5 Lump Sum Payment through Centrelink Updated Act reference.
4.4.1 Reasons for FTB Reassessment Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.4.3.30 Outcomes of Non-lodger Process Clarified policy.
6.4.3.40 Prohibition of FTB Based on an Estimate Clarified policy.
6.4.3.50 Deferral of Prohibition of FTB Based on an Estimate Clarified policy.
6.4.3.70 Non-entitlement to FTB Based on an Estimate Due to 3 or More Non-lodger Decisions Clarified policy.
7.1.1 FA Debts - General Provisions Clarified policy.
7.6 FTB Advance Debts Clarified policy.

4 February 2019 (v1.209)

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3.1.5.55 Reasonable Maintenance Action Completed - Private Collect Clarified policy.
3.1.5.70 Exemptions from the Maintenance Action Test Clarified policy.
3.1.6.90 Appeals & Reviews of Child Support Decisions Removed obsolate information.
6.4.3.40 Prohibition of FTB Based on an Estimate Clarified policy.
6.4.3.60 Removal of Prohibition of FTB Based on an Estimate Clarified policy.

2 January 2019 (v1.208)

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1.1.G.15 Grandparent carer (FTB Part B) Clarified policy.
2.2.1.10 Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period for FTB Part A New page.
6.4.5.20 Death of Partner Clarified policy.