The Federal Government is delivering more support for Australian families to help them make ends meet.
From 1 January 2012 Family Tax Benefit Part A for dependent teenagers
in full-time secondary school was increased by up to $4,208 a year for 16 and 17 year olds, and up to
$3,741 a year for 18 and 19 year olds to match the payment rates for 13 to 15 year olds.
From 1 March 2014, there will be an increase to Family Tax Benefit A of $2,000 on the birth or adoption of a first child and $1,000 for subsequent children.
Family Tax Benefit A recipients may also be eligible for an advance payment of up to $1,000 to help them meet unexpected family expenses.