I work in the industry so have accurate knowledge of Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate, I really shake my head at centrelink staff though sometimes, quite a number of them have no idea.
If you work/study/train/volunteer for less than 15 hrs you are eligible for ccb for up to 25 hrs a week
If you work/study/train/volunteer for more than 15 hrs you are eligible for ccb for up to 50 hrs a week
CCB is worked out on a sliding scale depending on income
If you work/study/train/volunteer for any amount of time during the week you are eligible for CCR.
RE what you're entitled to, call clink, we can argue all day but they'll be able to tell you for sure.
I would do it if you need the break. I'm putting DD into care one day a week next year for this reason. I just need a bit of a time out, and with a new bub due next year I would like to have some time just for the new bub and I too.
hat is exactly right although i have just realised they have changed the ccr from being a minimum of 15 hrs of work/study/volunteer to any amount of hours when did this come into play i have just came back into the child care sector from mat leave someone said it came in with the new CCR rules which made payments to the centre available
How come people I know who don't work or study have their kids in daycare for 2 or 3 days a week and pay $10 a day? Genuine question I'm wondering how it works.
If you earn to much to qualify for CCB you may still qualify for CCR which you can choose to either be paid directly to you or to the service provider.
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