If you want to claim Centrelink family payments for the 2014 financial year, you must lodge your claim and your tax return by 30 June 2015 to be eligible and receive your full entitlements.
This deadline applies to clients who intend to lodge a lump sum claim for:
• Family Tax Benefit
• Child Care Benefit
• Single Income Family Supplement (SIFS).
If you do not need to lodge an income tax return for the 2014 financial year, you must notify Centrelink by 30 June 2015.
Please note that a delay in lodging by 30 June 2015 (even by one day) will result in not being paid the full family assistance entitlements by the Department of Human Services.
Deferrals past 30 June not taken into account by Centrelink
Even if we have a deferral of time to lodge the 2014 Income tax return for any affected clients, it doesn’t change Centrelink’s requirements that Family Assistance customers must lodge by 30 June 2015.