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Child Care Subsidy Estimator

Posted by Angela Watson on 19 April 2018
Child Care Subsidy Estimator

From 2 July 2018, there will be a New Child Care Package.The Package will help parents with children aged 0 to 13 work, train, study and volunteer. The Package includes a new Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. It will be paid directly to services.

Annual subsidy cap
Families earning $186,958 or less will have no cap on the amount of Child Care Subsidy they can claim. Families earning over $186,958 and under $351,248 will benefit from an increase in the current cap of $7,613 to $10,190 per child, per year.

Three things will determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy:
1. Combined family income

2. Activity level of parents

3. Type of child care service

For existing families:

What you need to do now:

Transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy is not an automatic roll over from the two current payments. You must provide some new information and confirm your current details using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You will be asked to provide:

  • your combined family income estimate for the 2018-19 financial year
  • the hours of recognised activity including work, training, study and volunteering
  • the type of child care your family uses.

For more information on this process, visit education.gov.au/childcare

To access the CCS Estimator visit: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/paymentfinder

Angela WatsonAuthor: Angela Watson
About: With over 15 years experience as a Early Childhood Educator, Angela Watson is the Director of the Kookaburra Community Child Care Centre located in Mackay Queensland.
Tags: Long Day Care

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