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    Default Can you still receive the government CCB and CCR whilst on paid parental leave?

    Hello, does anyone know if you can still receive the government child care benefit and child care rebate whilst receiving the government paid maternity leave? I really hope I still can as I would like for my DS1 to still be able to go to day care (he goes 2 days a week) whilst I'm on maternity leave. My reasons for wanting him to continue going to day care whilst I'm on leave are; I don't want him to loose his place, he really enjoys it, is in a good routine and it will give me a couple of days home with the new bub (bub number 2 is due in Dec). TIA

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    Yes, we did this for the same reasons (save her spot) whilst I was on 12 months paid leave. Not sure about CCB as we aren't entitled, but definitely CCR.

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    The only thing is you may only be entitled to it for a certain number of days a week. I was restricted in how many hours but can't remember what they cut it back to. Maybe call centre link and see what they say.

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    I'm currently on paid mat leave with baby bonus and still receive CCR and CCB for DS1. I kept him in 2 days a week for the exact reasons you described.

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    For the first 12 months of leave from work, paid or unpaid you are still eligable for both ccr and ccb at 50hrs per child per week.

    After that, your entitled to 24hrs per child per week.


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    Great thanks ladies, sounds good but I will double check with centrelink just to make sure

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    In currently on government ppl and dd goes 2 days per week. Still getting ccr, which I didn't expect!

    Unsure on ccb, as they were overpaying us prior to dd2 arriving so they cut it off so we don't have a/ a huge debt.

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    I was paid both CCR and CCB for the duration of my PPL.

    On the centrelink site for CCR and CCB eligibility, they say that being on parental leave for up to 12 months satisfies the work/activity test for both payments.

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    I recently began PPL (June 2013) and while centrelink continued to pay the CCR for my son when I lodged my tax return and they did the end if year reconciliation I had a debt for the CCR which I can only assume is the days they paid me the CCR while I was receiving PPL.

    I'm not 100% certain but I'm not sure you are eligible to receive the CCB and CCR while also being paid the government parental leave.

    i would ring them to double check


 

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