Hi, as the title says its about Family Tax Benefits and any help would be appreciated. We moved here in 2009 from overseas, I started working in 2010 and didn't do an income tax return until this past week. So my returns are for 2011 and 2012, I didn't earn much so I just didn't bother. I had no idea we could apply for FTB..anyway they told me they need to do a child maintenance assessment for my kids.

I have a private agreement with my ex that he pays $500 per month for both kids, however I understand they need to do the assessment which is fair enough. My question is, will this hold up the FTB being paid? Also on my two lump sum back payment forms it asked for the amount of child support payments but nothing about the maintenance assessment so will these be processed right away or will they be processed with the current financial year?

I hope this isn't too confusing I barely understand how it works so sorry in advance if it doesn't make sense