Family Tax Benefit and Residency Requirements

To be paid Family Tax Benefit you must be:
  • an Australian resident; OR
  • a Special Category visa holder residing in Australia; OR
  • the holder of a Criminal Justice Stay visa; OR
  • a holder of a temporary visa subclass 070, 309, 310, 447, 451, 695, 785, 786, 787, 820 or 826.
subclass 070 - bridging (removal pending)
subclass 309 - spouse (provisional)
subclass 310 - interdependency (provisional)
subclass 447 - secondary movement offshore entry
subclass 451 - secondary movement relocation
subclass 695 - return pending visa
subclass 785 - temporary protection
subclass 786 - temporary (humanitarian concerns)
subclass 787 - temporary witness protection (trafficking)
subclass 820 - spouse (provisional); and
subclass 826 - interdependency (provisional).

The child must also meet these residency requirements:

  • be an Australian resident; OR
  • be a Special Category visa holder residing in Australia; OR
  • be living with you.
Family Tax Benefit may be stopped if you leave Australia without notifying the Family Assistance Office.

(Source: Family Assistance Office)

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