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    Default What is family tax benefit? Can we claim?

    I keep hearing about ftb.... My husband and I have one child and earn combined 80k a year. Are we entitled to anything? Do you need to go to centrelink or something?

    Sorry for sounding dumb but I had no idea if we were able to get anything and nobody has let us know?

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    You should be eligible for something. From memory, I think the cut off for 1 child for ftb a is $101k.

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    You should be entitled to it. I would pop into centrelink

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    Thanks I had no idea this even existed lol. Another silly question-

    My DH refuses to deal with centrelink so am I able to lodge the claim for us even though I didn't pay much tax to claim the benefit or will it need to be DH as he is the primary breadwinner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Thanks I had no idea this even existed lol. Another silly question-

    My DH refuses to deal with centrelink so am I able to lodge the claim for us even though I didn't pay much tax to claim the benefit or will it need to be DH as he is the primary breadwinner?
    You can do it.

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    Yes...definitely go into Centrelink. How old is your child? If you haven't been claiming you will be able to back claim for past years. Should work out to a few grand. Also Google Centrelink rate estimators and you will be able to do a calculator that will tell you how much you are entitled to. I would guess you'd be entitled to at least $100 a fortnight. Also if you rent you should get some rent assistance.

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    Trust me If you go into centrelink you'll be told to do it online. They can give you a log in and password to get you started. Take in id with you so you can register it. You'll need 100 points id. So do it online and don't bother going in or calling. You'll have to lodge paperwork which you can either hand in or scan into your online account. Claims usually take 28 days.

    From 1st July 2014 you can only claim back 1 year. If you had gotten in before 1st July you would've been able to claim back 2 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    Trust me If you go into centrelink you'll be told to do it online. They can give you a log in and password to get you started. Take in id with you so you can register it. You'll need 100 points id. So do it online and don't bother going in or calling. You'll have to lodge paperwork which you can either hand in or scan into your online account. Claims usually take 28 days.

    From 1st July 2014 you can only claim back 1 year. If you had gotten in before 1st July you would've been able to claim back 2 years
    Yeah I spoke to centrelink and lodged it online for a lump sum for last year we are definitely entitled to part a and possibly part b as I earn very little (under 20k). I already had an account from PPL. Shame about not claiming the previous year I just missed out! I honestly had no idea this was available to me I kind of assumed it was a tax office thing with your refund or something lol.

    Eta: I will update with an end result

    Thank you bubhubers if it wasn't for BH I wouldn't have known!
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    A BIIG THANK YOU TO BUB HUB!!
    I received over 5k and was able to pay off my secret and growing credit card debt thanks to getting my Family Tax Benefit lump sum.... Shame I missed out last financial year lol

    Woo hoo!
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    We have a combined income of around 96k and get just under $50 a fortnight FTB.


 

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