For the purposes of FTB, a claim for FTB must be effective before it can be determined. A claim is only effective if:
If the claim is not effective, it is taken not to have been made. This means that the claim cannot be determined, and therefore there is no determination decision to review. However, the decision that the claim is not effective can be reviewed. If the applicant still wants to test their eligibility, a new claim must be lodged.
Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 7(2) Form etc. of claim, section 13(1) Secretary must determine claim
Policy reference: FA Guide 126.96.36.199 TFN Requirements for FTB, 4.2.1 Summary of the FTB Claim Process, 4.3.3 Instalments Paid by Direct Credit, 188.8.131.52 Verification of Child's Name & Date of Birth, 184.108.40.206 Verifying Residence/Citizenship, 220.127.116.11 Verification of Shared Care Arrangements
Last reviewed: 6 April 2009