The standard rate is added to the individual's rate of LFS, MBA, FTB Part A supplement and RA to arrive at the individual's maximum rate (1.1.M.26). The income test and maintenance income tests are applied to the maximum rate to calculate the individual's rate of FTB Part A. The FTB Part A supplement is not paid until after the end of the financial year after FTB reconciliation.
Act reference: FAAct Schedule 1 clause 7 Standard rate
Policy reference: FA Guide 18.104.22.168 Current FTB Rates & Income Test Amounts
Act reference: FAAct Schedule 1 clause 10 Effect of certain maintenance rights
Policy reference: FA Guide 3.1.5 Maintenance Action Test for FTB Part A
When an applicant/recipient or their partner receives a periodic payment under a law of the Commonwealth or under a scheme administered by the Commonwealth that provides for an increase in the rate of payment by reference to an FTB child, they are only entitled to the base FTB child rate for that child.
Explanation: A periodic payment under a law/scheme of the Commonwealth includes:
Act reference: FAAct Schedule 1 clause 9 FTB child rate - recipient of other periodic payments
For FTB Part A, if a determination has been made because care of an FTB child is shared, the percentage of care is used to determine the FTB shared care percentage and applied to the FTB child rate for that child before the person's standard rate of FTB Part A is calculated (the standard rate is the sum of the FTB child rates).
A shared care determination does not apply to sharing FTB for a:
Explanation: In these situations, the payment of FTB is shared after the total rate has been calculated.
Act reference: FAAct Schedule 1 clause 11 Sharing FTB (shared care percentages)
Policy reference: FA Guide 22.214.171.124 Shared Care of an FTB Child, 126.96.36.199 Shared Care Rate for FTB, 188.8.131.52 Sharing FTB in Blended Families - from July 2008, 184.108.40.206 Sharing FTB for Separated Couples
Last reviewed: 2 January 2013