This topic explains the general requirement for an individual to advise Centrelink of changes in their circumstances and covers:
Unless otherwise stated eligibility circumstances and rate circumstances are the same for FTB Part A and FTB Part B.
A person must provide information about changes of circumstances to Centrelink if it is relevant to:
Centrelink may be aware of some of the changes in a person's circumstances from its own records and the individual may not be required to provide it.
Example: Centrelink does not need to be advised of an FTB child turning a particular age, as this information is obtained from Centrelink records.
An instalment individual must notify any changes of:
Individuals intending to claim FTB as a lump sum do not need to advise of these changes, although they will be expected to have kept the appropriate records when they do submit their claim at the end of the financial year.
Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 25 Obligation to notify change of circumstances
The Secretary may, in specific circumstances, vary determinations made under CCB regulations when an individual fails to:
Example: If an individual fails to advise the school status of a child, the Secretary can determine that CCB will be paid at the lower school child rate.
Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 62 Variation where failure to provide information relevant to conditional eligibility etc.
An approved service not yet transferred to the CCMS has breached its conditions of approval if it does not complete and return the:
An approved service transferred to the CCMS has breached its conditions of approval if it does not submit online the:
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the breach the following consequences, in increasing order of severity, can occur:
Last reviewed: 12 August 2013