Last year, the mob at Centrelink made some changes to the Family Tax Benefit Part A and how that’s connected to kids’ health checks. Those changes affect mob who have kids that turned 4 years old on or after the 1st of July 2018. Maybe that means one of your kids, maybe a niece or a nephew… or maybe it applies to someone else in your mob.
Whatever the case, we all know raising proper deadly kids can be tough. They need good tucker, clothes, toys… and after a while, it all adds up. And there are days when it seems there’s just not enough to go around. And that’s where things like the Family Tax Benefit come in – to help you cope with providing all that stuff and at the same time encouraging you to keep looking after your family.
And part of looking after your family – especially them young mob – is to make sure they have their health checks at the clinic before they turn 5. It’s as easy as having a yarn with your GP or a health professional at your nearest clinic to arrange it all. Once you’ve done that, just use your MyGov account to let Centrelink know everything’s sweet. If those two things don’t happen, you could be risking how much you get paid in your Family Tax Benefit Part A.
If you’ve got a kid who’ll be turning five soon and they haven’t had their health check yet, you’ll get a letter from Centrelink telling you what you need to do.
If you want more info, just go to this website: www.humanservices.gov.au/healthy start.