Family Assistance Guide updates - 2021

9 August 2021 (v1.231)

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1.1.F.58 FTB child rate reduction period Added new examples.
1.1.S.60 Social security benefit Removed reference to closed payment.
2.1.3.70 Recognised health checks Clarified policy.
2.8.2.10 ACCS (grandparent) - eligibility Removed reference to closed payments.
3.2.4 Target foreign income Updated exchange rates.
3.2.9 Reportable superannuation contributions Removed closed payments.
7.1.3 FA debts - CCS approved providers Updated policy.

1 July 2021 (v1.230)

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1.1.A.130 Australian resident Updated policy reference.
1.1.M.25 Maximum amount (FTB advance) Updated rate.
1.2.16 Multiple birth allowance (MBA) - description Updated to reflect indexation.
1.4.5 Act of grace payments Clarified policy.
2.1.1.70 Disputed care arrangements Clarified policy.
2.12.1 SBP eligibility criteria Updated income threshold.
3.1.1.20 Current FTB rates & income test amounts Updated to reflect indexation.
3.2.1 Adjusted taxable income - general provisions Clarified policy.
3.2.6 Tax free pensions or benefits Clarified policy.
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.

10 May 2021 (v1.229)

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1.1.R.22 Relationship parent/child Clarified policy.
1.2.10 Energy supplement (ES) - description Clarified policy.
3.10 Determining the SIFS rate Removed legislative references.
6.2 Internal reviews Clarified policy.
6.4.3 Requirement to lodge an income tax return Clarified policy.
7.3.2.60 Waiving a particular class of debt Removed explanation.

22 March 2021 (v1.228)

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3.1.4.30 Rent assistance Updated rates and thresholds.
3.2.1 Adjusted taxable income - general provisions Clarified policy.
3.6.2 FTB rent assistance - historical rates & thresholds Updated to reflect indexation.
4.6.1.10 CCS - making an effective claim Clarified policy.
7.2.10 Debt recovery of CCS/ACCS by offsetting - prior to reconciliation Clarified policy.

8 February 2021 (v1.227)

There were no policy changes for this release.

4 January 2021 (v1.226)

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1.2.19 Stillborn baby payment (SBP) - description Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.1.1.110 Death of an FTB or regular care child Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.1.40 Calculating FTB bereavement payment Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.11 NBS rate Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.12 SBP rate Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.1.10 Individuals affected by reconciliation Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.1.20 Payments affected by reconciliation Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.4.1.40 Outcomes of reconciliation Updated to reflect legislative change.