The law says both parents of a child must give money to support the child.

  • The parent caring for children must talk to the other parent about giving money to help.
  • If one parent does not want to ask the other parent for money for the child, Centrelink might reduce family tax benefits to that parent.
  • Talk to a lawyer if you are worried about what Centrelink says about your payments.

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Child Support

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Family Tax Benefit

This is information from Centrelink about the family tax benefit.

 

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Family Tax Benefit (FTB)

The Family Tax Benefit (FTB) is paid to families to help with the cost of raising a child.