09 May 06 Changes to FTB Part AEligibility for the maximum rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A is being extended to families with an annual income of up to $40,000 (currently $33,361) from 1 July 2006.
The Large Family Supplement of $248 a year will be extended to eligible families with 3 children from 1 July 2006.
A one-off payment of $102.80 will be provided by 30 June 2006 to each household eligible for the Utilities Allowance and to each self-funded retiree eligible for the Seniors Concession Allowance.
Eligibility for the Utilities Allowance and the one-off payment is being extended to Mature Age Allowance, Partner Allowance and Widow Allowance recipients.
A $1,000 one-off payment will be made to recipients of the Carer Payment and a $600 one-off payment will be made to recipients of the Carer Allowance by 30 June 2006.