Family Assistance Guide updates - 2020

7 December 2020 (v1.225)

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1.2.11 Single income family supplement (SIFS) - description Clarified policy.
3.1.4.20 Standard rate - FTB Part A Method 1 Clarified policy.
3.1.5.70 Exemptions from the maintenance action test Clarified policy.
3.1.7.15 Relevant period Updated example.

9 November 2020 (v1.224)

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3.1.5.100 Role of the ISO & social worker Clarified policy.
6.4.5.20 Death of partner Clarified policy.
7.2.3 Debt recovery from FA entitlement Clarified policy.

21 September 2020 (v1.223)

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1.1.I.105 Interim period (FTB) Updated policy.
1.1.L.30 Lodgement year Updated definition.
1.1.M.20 Maintenance income credit (MIC) Added Act reference.
1.1.M.22 Maintenance income test ceiling (FTB) Added Act reference.
1.1.M.65 Modified entitlement method (FTB) Clarified policy.
1.1.N.32 Non-entitlement to payment of FTB based on an estimate due to underestimation of income Clarified policy.
1.1.Q.20 Quarantining (FTB Part B) Clarified policy.
1.1.R.30 Remote area, isolated area Updated definition.
1.1.R.43 Return to work (FTB Part B) Clarified policy.
1.4.3.30 Duty to invite claims or volunteer information Clarified policy.
3.1.6.20 Presumption of parentage - stage 2 Added Act reference.
4.3.1.30 Mandatory continuous adjustment of FTB instalments Added Act reference.
6.4.3.20 Non-lodger process Clarified policy.

10 August 2020 (v1.222)

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1.1.M.25 Maximum amount (FTB advance) Updated rate.
1.1.T.52 The 50% rule (ACCS (child wellbeing)) (deleted) Removed information.
2.8.1.30 ACCS (child wellbeing) - certificates Updated policy.
2.8.1.40 ACCS (child wellbeing) - determinations Updated policy.
2.8.4 ACCS (transition to work) Clarified policy.
2.8.4.40 ACCS (transition to work) - activity requirements Clarified policy.
3.2.4 Target foreign income Updated exchange rates.
3.6.6 Foreign exchange rate - historical rates Updated exchange rates.

1 July 2020 (v1.221)

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1.1.A.60 Agreement pension Clarified definition.
1.1.A.70 Applicable percentage (CCS) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.A.80 Approved care organisation (AC)) Updated definition.
1.1.C.20 Child support (FTB) Clarified policy.
1.1.C.21 Child support liability Clarified definition.
1.1.D.90 Disallowable legislative instrument Updated policy.
1.1.H.20 Hourly rate caps (CCS) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.I.70 Income thresholds (CCS) Updated to reflect indexation.
1.2.16 Multiple birth allowance (MBA) - description Updated rates.
1.2.19 Stillborn baby payment (SBP) - description Clarified policy.
2.6.6.20 CCS - individual only eligible for session of care for nominated child Updated to reflect indexation.
2.12.1 SBP eligibility criteria Updated income threshold.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB rates & income test amounts Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.4.30 Rent assistance Clarified policy.
3.2.6 Tax free pensions or benefits Clarified policy.
3.5.1 CCS - combined annual ATI Updated to reflect indexation.
3.5.2.10 CCS - activity test - general Updated income threshold.
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.
3.7.1 Payment rates for ACCS (child wellbeing), ACCS (grandparent) & ACCS (temporary financial hardship) Updated to reflect indexation.
3.11 NBS rate Updated to reflect indexation.
3.12 SBP rate Clarified policy.
4.2.3.10 Restrictions on determining FTB claims Clarified policy.
5.1.3.10 Disclosure of information by Centrelink Clarified policy.

11 May 2020 (v1.220)

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3.1.6.40 Child support assessments Clarified policy.
7.2.3 Debt recovery from FA entitlement Clarified policy.

27 March 2020 (v1.219)

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1.2.20 2020 economic support payment (2020 ESP) New page.

20 March 2020 (v1.218)

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1.1.J.20 Job Plans (ACCS (transition to work)) Updated to reflect introduction of jobseeker payment (JSP).
1.1.R.21 Regular care child Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.S.60 Social security benefit Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.S.70 Social security entitlement Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.S.90 Social security pension Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.1.13 Regular care child Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
2.8.2.10 ACCS (grandparent) - eligiblity Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
2.8.4.20 ACCS (transisition to work) - income support payments & income requirments Updated to reflect introduction to JSP.
2.8.4.30 ACCS (transition to work) - Job Plan requirements Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.4.30 Rent assistance Updated rates and thresholds.
3.2.6 Tax free pensions or benefits Removed reference to wife pension.
3.2.9 Reportable superannuation contributions Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.5.2.10 CCS - activity test - general Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.5.2.20 CCS - activity test exemptions Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.2 FTB rent assistance - historical rates & thresholds Updated to reflect indexation.
4.3.1.10 FTB payment delivery choices Updated examples to reflect introduction of JSP.

10 February 2020 (v1.217)

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1.1.E.25 Enrolment (CCS) Updated timeframe before enrolments cease.
4.1.4 Early claims for family assistance Clarified policy.

2 January 2020 (v1.216)

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1.1.P.100 Prescribed educational scheme Updated to reflect legislative change regarding interaction with ABSTUDY.
3.1.7.11 Assessable maintenance income Clarified policy.
4.2.2.20 Specific requirements for past period claim Updated Act reference.