Changes to Family Tax Benefit Part A
Two changes were announced to the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A benefits. These were
- The large family supplement will cease from 1 July 2016.
Families will continue to receive a per child rate of FTB Part A for each eligible child in their family.
- From 1 January 2016, families will only be able to receive Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A for six weeks in a 12‐month period while they are overseas.
Currently, FTB Part A recipients who are overseas are able to receive their usual rate of payment for six weeks and then the base rate for a further 50 weeks.