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What is Child Care Subsidy?
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment from the Australian Government that helps you with the cost of your child care.
The Child Care Subsidy is income tested and is usually paid directly to approved child care services to reduce the fees that eligible families pay. You can apply for the Child Care Subsidy online or in person through Centrelink.
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From 2 July 2018, the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will be replaced by a single Child Care Subsidy. The Child Care Subsidy will be means tested based on the combined family income, the fortnightly activity of families – such as work, study or volunteering – and the type of service a child attends.*
If you are currently receiving Child Care Benefit and/or Child Care Rebate, you will most likely be eligible to receive the new Child Care Subsidy. However, it’s not an automatic process, and there are a few things you need to do now, to transition to the new subsidy.
Families that do not complete these steps will not receive the Child Care Subsidy and will end up paying full fees from 2 July 2018.
There are three key factors that will determine how much Child Care Subsidy families may receive:
What classifies as recognised activity?
The good news is there’s a broad range of recognised activities that you can undertake to maximise your child care subsidy.
The more activity you undertake – the more hours of subsidised care you may be able can claim
Generally, the more hours of activity you do, the more hours of subsided child care you can access – up to 100 hours per fortnight per child.
This is great news for parents looking to increase their work hours, start a new training course or be more involved in the community.
Hours of subsidised care will be determined by the parent with the lowest hours of activity (e.g. if one parent is working 76 hours per fortnight and the other is working 40 hours per fortnight – it will be the lower activity that will determine how many hours of subsided care the family is entitled to). If it’s a sole parent family – the individual must meet the activity test.
Here’s a breakdown of the hours of subsidised care families can receive based on their amount of activity:
Don’t underestimate how much activity you do!
We know many families are juggling multiple activities at once, but often underestimate how much they do. It is important that if you are undertaking a number of different activities, you include all of them as they all contribute to your subsidy entitlement.
If families are doing multiple activities, these can also be combined to meet the activity test. For example, if you work and study, both activities will be included.
Time taken to travel between the child care service and your place of work, training, study, or other recognised activity will also be included.
The hours of activity a family undertakes does not need to coincide with their child care hours. For example, if a family works over the weekend, they can still use those hours to calculate how many hours of child care subsidy they are entitled to during the week.
If you need assistance with this please book a time with Miss Caitlyn.
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Please call between 9am to 3pm to arrange a personal tour with our Centre Director, Miss Caitlyn Skinner.
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