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Types of Working for Families payments

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Working for Families is made up of four parts.

In-work tax credit

The in-work tax credit payment is for families in paid work. Couples need to work at least a combined 30 hours per week. Single parents need to work at least 20 hours per week.

Minimum family tax credit

The minimum family tax credit payment is for families with dependent children. This payment tops up a family's annual net income to $26,572 per year ($511 per week). Couples need to work at least a combined 30 hours per week. Single parents need to work at least 20 hours per week.

Family tax credit

The family tax credit payment is made for each dependent child in the family. The payment depends on the annual family income and number of dependent children.

Best Start

Best Start provides extra support to families for a child's first three years. Best Start is not income-tested in the child’s first year. Best Start begins when paid parental leave finishes.

Check if you're eligible to get Working for Families and how much you can get.