Family Assistance Deadline

Time limits for Family Assistance payments - 2013/14 claims must be lodged by 30 June 2015

If you want to claim Family Assistance payments for the 2013/14 financial year, you must lodge a claim with the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) by 30 June 2015 to be eligible.

This deadline applies to taxpayers who intend to lodge a claim for:

  • Family Tax Benefit;
  • Child Care Benefit; and
  • Single Income Family Supplement (SIFC).

You must also lodge your 2014 Individual Income Tax Return by 30 June 2015 to receive your full Family Tax Benefit and SIFS entitlements (whether you receive lump sum payments or payments throughout the year).

If you do not need to lodge an income tax return for the financial year ending 30 June 2014, you must notify Centrelink by 30 June 2015.

BBA Accoutants & Advisors can assist you with preparing and lodging Income Tax Returns, advising the Australian Taxation Office that you are not required to lodge a Tax Return, or completing financial data on your Centrelink Claim Forms.  We cannot call Centrelink on your behalf without specifically being nominated by you in writing on Centrelink forms to act as your authorised contact.