The FTB child rate is the maximum rate of FTB Part A payable for a child according to their age before the income and maintenance income tests are applied to an individual's payment.
When a child turns 13, the FTB child rate increases to reflect the additional costs associated with dependent children in this age group.
For children aged 16-19 years, FTB rates also depend on the child's education status. For FTB children aged 16 and 17 who have completed their final year of secondary study, the maximum rate payable is the base FTB child rate (1.1.B.15).
The FTB child rate is also the base rate when:
Where a shared care determination is made in respect of an FTB child, the FTB child rate is the shared care percentage of the FTB child rate that would otherwise apply.
Act reference: FAAct Schedule 1 Part 2 Division 2 Standard rate, Schedule 1 Part 3 Division 2 Standard rate
Last reviewed: 2 January 2013