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    Hi ladies

    Can anyone give me a very generic explanation of how the CCR works?

    If i was to put a child in childcare for 5 days a week at $85 per day, what kind of benefit or discount would I get, or does it depend on my income?

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    There is a calculator on the Centrelink website that tells you what would would pay and how much you would be eligible for.

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    OP what I did father from my research is that the CCR Isn't means tested, but the CCB is. I'm not sure if that's any help? But you basically get 50% back up to $7,500 per financial year.

    How to apply, how and when it's paid etc I'm stumped. I was actually going to ask something similar, how do you actually start the application? The centreline website is a series of links to information about the CCR, but no links to how to actually apply.

    Any advice here? Sorry to derail with my own question OP but I'm sure the responses will help you too

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    Hi there, CCR is not means tested, and 50% back up to $7500- at a rate of $85 per day, the rebate might get you 5o% back for about 8 or 9 months (I think), then it will run out, and you will pay $85 x 5 with no rebate. I am not familiar with Part A (that is means tested), so check out centrelink calculators as suggested.

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    Default Childcare rebate

    $85 x 5 days = $425

    With the 50% rebate paid directly to the centre, you would be out of pocket $212.50 week.

    Rebate is capped at $7500 so you would reach the cap after 35 weeks.

    Not sure how much child care benefit you'd be eligible for.
    Last edited by BigRedV; 06-07-2015 at 18:06.

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    You also have to be working or studying to get it

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    Thanks ladies, makes a lot of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    OP what I did father from my research is that the CCR Isn't means tested, but the CCB is. I'm not sure if that's any help? But you basically get 50% back up to $7,500 per financial year.

    How to apply, how and when it's paid etc I'm stumped. I was actually going to ask something similar, how do you actually start the application? The centreline website is a series of links to information about the CCR, but no links to how to actually apply.

    Any advice here? Sorry to derail with my own question OP but I'm sure the responses will help you too
    Hehe thats ok! Responses will definitely help me 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    OP what I did father from my research is that the CCR Isn't means tested, but the CCB is. I'm not sure if that's any help? But you basically get 50% back up to $7,500 per financial year.

    How to apply, how and when it's paid etc I'm stumped. I was actually going to ask something similar, how do you actually start the application? The centreline website is a series of links to information about the CCR, but no links to how to actually apply.

    Any advice here? Sorry to derail with my own question OP but I'm sure the responses will help you too
    You have to apply online through the centrelink/mygov website. If you
    Login to the website you can navigate to the application form for Ccr/ccb. You then need to provide your centre with your child's CRN and your CRN, and childcare connects up to centrelink and they work out what you need to pay. We have opted for ccb to be PAYG (I think this can also be a lump sum at tax instead) so we only pay the difference each week to childcare after Ccr/ccb.

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    Hi ladies

    Sorry to hash this up again, but if the cap of $7500 is reached after 35 weeks do you then need to pay the full 100% of cc fees?


 

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