Family Tax Benefit A and B

As a foster or kinship carer, you may be eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A and/or B:

·        Family Tax Benefit Part A is the most common payment to help families with the cost of raising children. It is income-tested and is paid per child.

·        Family Tax Benefit Part B provides extra financial assistance for single income or sole parent families. It also gives extra help to families with children under the age of five years. The amount paid is based on both income and the age of the youngest child. It is paid per family.


Further information

·        visit

·        call the Family Assistance Office on 13 6150  or

·        visit the Family Assistance Office located in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres