CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
The Australian Government provides the Child Care Subsidy, which helps families with the cost of approved care.
Families are required to complete the online Child Care Subsidy assessment via myGov website piror to starting at Greengables. This will determine your eligibility and level of Child Care Subsidy entitlement.
This subsidy is paid directly to Childcare Providers to reduce the fees families pay. The amount you may be eligible for depends on:
- Combined Family Income
- Service Type
- Activity Test for both parents
To work out how much Child Care Subsidy you're eligible for:
- your family's income: if your family earns $186,958 or less you won't have an annual cap on your subsidy. If your family earns more than $186,958 and under $351,248 there will be a cap on your subsidy, this means fees are subsidised up to the annual cap of %10,190 per child each financial year.
- withholding: The Government will withhold 5% of your subsidy. This is to help reduce the likelihood of you getting an over payment.
You can be paid for any absence from approved care your child attends for up to 42 days per child, per financial year. Additional absences beyond 42 days for certain reasons may be approved and paid.
Public holidays will be counted as an absence if the child would normally have attended the Service on that weekday. You can access your child’s absence record on your online statement by selecting ‘View Child Care Details and Payments” on your Centrelink online account. You can also do this using the Express plus Families mobile app.
For further information on the Child Care Subsidy visit:
Forms for your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN): www.centrelink.gov.au
Information for your Child Care Subsidy: www.humanservices.gov.au/childcaresubsidy