Last month I realised that I was supposed to put a claim in for my DS2 childcare rebate in order to get get the 50% back. For some reason I thought since DS1 was already getting the rebate, and I had provided the CRN to the childcare on DS2 enrolment, it would just automatically get processed
ANYWAY, I finally put a claim in for him, 6 months after he started care. We already spent about $10k on his childcare, and I thought once I had lodged my tax return, we would get back all the unpaid benefits ($5000?), but 3 weeks after lodgement, still nothing.
Does Centrelink pay back the benefits retrospectively or only pay whatever you are entitled to from when you lodge the claim onwards?