DS attends before and after school hours care 5 days a week and I have been billed three times (weekly) since he started there 3 weeks ago. I applied for CCB and CCR a couple of weeks before he was due to attend the before and after school care and soon got a letter that my CCR was granted at zero percent (which I don't know that that means??).
For CCB I don't know how much I am entitled as I don't think I ever received the grant letter at all! When I started applying for CCB and CCR for DS I have not started working full time yet, but I thought I might just as well apply since it'd come in handy when I get a job one day so he could enrol in basc straight away (I was actively searching for a job back then).
Now I just went to Centrelink online site and found that my CCR status is the the one that pays directly to the service, and to my knowledge, the amount that i've been paying is full amount (with no rebates reflected in it). DOes that mean i've been paying full amount and not having any rebate entitled at all? I'm only at an administrator's average salary and if I continue putting DS in basc that means i'd be spending 1/3 of my salary on damn school care!
Direct to service
Your Child Care Rebate will be paid to your child care provider when your child's attendance is received. These payments will be paid fortnightly and in many cases weekly depending on when the attendance details are lodged. When choosing this payment option, if you are receiving Child Care Benefit at a legislative rate greater than zero percent (0%), then 15% of your Child Care Rebate entitlement will be withheld until end of financial year reconciliation.
and also my CCB is at 0.00%
Your Approved Child Care Benefit percentage is:
Upon applying both CCR/CCB, there was one section (which I cant remember whether it was intended for CCR or CCB) that asked how i'd like to claim and I chose quarterly lump sum claim as I wasn't so sure how much i'd be earning by the end of FY 15/16 as I did not work full time and was only employed casually/freelance basis.
- For 1 children in care 0.00%
The profile section of my centrelink online says I've had $100 of childcare rebate paid to date.. does that mean that's the amount i can claim as a lump sum at the end of FY?