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    Default Child Care Rebate for Vacation Care and casual after school care

    So, it's been some time since DS was last enrolled in child care and we stopped receiving CCB and CCR since early 2013 and I realised I have to start apply all over again.

    In the past two weeks, DS attended vacation care at his primary school and I didn't know that I needed to apply for CCB and CCR again. So they daycare has been charging me full fees and I thought I could sort the rest out with Centrelink, but i'm just so lost now!

    I've received an online letter from Centrelink this morning advising that the benefit I get from CCB is zero. I don't know whether that's because he's recorded as school child and only attending vacation care for the duration of 2 weeks. Or whether because there's an information I've inputted wrongly?

    Ok say that I don't get CCB, but when I lodged the claims online, I also opted an option that i'd like to get CCR too. Now for the sake of my memory, I can't remember what payment options I chose to receive for my CCR (Whether it's a lump sum, reduced fees, or fortnightly, etc). Say I didn't opt for reduced fees, how can I get a rebate for childcare fees I've spent on vacation care? Would that be automatically paid to me? Help please!

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    I would assume if you opted for reduced fees but the fees are already paid they will fix it up at the next quarterly payment date. Unfortunately for you the quarter has just started so you won't get it until July/August.

    Did they say you don't qualify for CCB or qualify at 0% ? The zero percentage means you meet the requirements but earn too much to actually get any money.

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    Ok, will keep an eye on the rebate prior july/aug. will ask them when I pop into centrelink office.

    In re CCB, thats weird because i earn so little and DH earns overseas income which is quite low as well (he is starting up as an entreprenur and currently based overseas and earns indefinite income). In ccb & ccr applications i didnt put any high numbers. Would that be because thay cant work out DH's standard income (unclear) ? It clearly says zero. And below that it says my son's status ad "school child". Would there be any info that means something that im not qualified for CCB?

    One thing I remembered though, i opted CCB payment as a lump sum payment at the end of FY, because I clearly read the warning that if the family's income is indefinite, it would be better to claim everything as a lump sum payment in order to avoid over payment. Is that why?

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    Ok, will keep an eye on the rebate prior july/aug. will ask them when I pop into centrelink office.

    In re CCB, thats weird because i earn so little and DH earns overseas income which is quite low as well (he is starting up as an entreprenur and currently based overseas and earns indefinite income). In ccb & ccr applications i didnt put any high numbers. Would that be because thay cant work out DH's standard income (unclear) ? It clearly says zero. And below that it says my son's status ad "school child". Would there be any info that means something that im not qualified for CCB?

    One thing I remembered though, i opted CCB payment as a lump sum payment at the end of FY, because I clearly read the warning that if the family's income is indefinite, it would be better to claim everything as a lump sum payment in order to avoid over payment. Is that why perhaps? But why would it say zero then? My first impression was that I got nothing!

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    Ok, will keep an eye on the rebate prior july/aug. will ask them when I pop into centrelink office.

    In re CCB, thats weird because i earn so little and DH earns overseas income which is quite low as well (he is starting up as an entreprenur and currently based overseas and earns indefinite income). In ccb & ccr applications i didnt put any high numbers. Would that be because thay cant work out DH's standard income (unclear) ? It clearly says zero. And below that it says my son's status ad "school child". Would there be any info that means something that im not qualified for CCB?

    One thing I remembered though, i opted CCB payment as a lump sum payment at the end of FY, because I clearly read the warning that if the family's income is indefinite, it would be better to claim everything as a lump sum payment in order to avoid over payment. Is that why perhaps? But why would it say zero then? My first impression was that I got nothing!

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    I'd talk to them again just to check everything is in correct. As you have a non-standard income sometimes one of their specialist staff need to help to make sure everything is put into the right categories etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnymum View Post
    Ok, will keep an eye on the rebate prior july/aug. will ask them when I pop into centrelink office.

    In re CCB, thats weird because i earn so little and DH earns overseas income which is quite low as well (he is starting up as an entreprenur and currently based overseas and earns indefinite income). In ccb & ccr applications i didnt put any high numbers. Would that be because thay cant work out DH's standard income (unclear) ? It clearly says zero. And below that it says my son's status ad "school child". Would there be any info that means something that im not qualified for CCB?

    One thing I remembered though, i opted CCB payment as a lump sum payment at the end of FY, because I clearly read the warning that if the family's income is indefinite, it would be better to claim everything as a lump sum payment in order to avoid over payment. Is that why?
    I opted to get the CCB as a lump payment this year(instead of straight to the centre), so on my Centrelink page it has changed CCB from 27% to 0. At the end of the year it will be calculated on the actual income we received. (Our income hasn't changed, I just thought it was a bit like forced savings so the 0 on your page may in fact due to the option you chose).

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    Oopsies I posted my post above several times. I thought my initial reply didnt get posted thru so I pressed post several times

    Yes, thats probably it was showing zero. I think for both ccb and ccr i didnt opt for 'reduced fees'. I will double check again when i pop into a centrelink office.

    Thanks for your help hun!


 

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