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    Hi everyone,

    Like most, I'm really confused by the whole CCB thing. I've found a really great centre, but it's $98 per day. I rang Centrelink and they said they'll pay $4.17 for every hour (12($50.04)) which leaves me to pay $47.96. I'm not working/volunteering/studying etc


    To me, $50 a day is still really expensive for 1 day a week.

    Does that sound right? Does anyone else pay $50 a day?

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    The price of cc varies wildly depending on location and inclusions. Does this cc provide meals? Nappies?

    Just for comparison's sake, my centre charged $75/day for a permanent booking and provides 2 meals and 2 snacks but it's BYO nappies.

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    They supply morning and afternoon tea. No nappies. I guess I just didn't expect it to still be so expensive with the benefit. Does having a health care card help at all?

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    You can also use the human services calculator to fiddle around with costs/benefit.

    Looking at the Human services website I didn't realise the rebate was wok/study tested.
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    Nope having a health care card makes no difference towards ccb. If you did some kind of activity for less than 15 hours a week you'd get ccr. The figures you got seems right as it sounds like your getting 100% of ccb benefit which is the $4.17 per hour..i think its now $4.27

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    Quote Originally Posted by poisonapple View Post
    They supply morning and afternoon tea. No nappies. I guess I just didn't expect it to still be so expensive with the benefit. Does having a health care card help at all?
    You get a further discount on a government funded kindergarten program with a health care card.

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    You also get the child care rebate which you haven't included. People can get both CCB and CCR. You will pay less then the $47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    You also get the child care rebate which you haven't included. People can get both CCB and CCR. You will pay less then the $47.
    Apparently the CCR is work/study/volunteer tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomia View Post
    Apparently the CCR is work/study/volunteer tested.
    Yes I think you are right.

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    I think you'll still get CCR if you happen to be on mat leave.

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