For the purposes of FTB, under the disbursement method the recipient's rate of FTB Part A is recalculated each time the monthly amount of child support they receive from Child Support changes. Consequently, the recipient's rate of FTB can change every month. It is an alternative way of estimating the amount of child support (1.1.C.20) an instalment recipient will receive during the relevant period (1.1.R.25).
The disbursement method is based on the amount of child support disbursed by Child Support. It can only be used for child support registered for collection by Child Support. The disbursement method cannot be used for FTB recipients who collect child support through private arrangements (private collect).
Last reviewed: 20 March 2013