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    Default Question about child care rebate

    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?

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    The will pay it for the full year. Funnily enough I got a letter this morning saying my claim had been processed (it was paid direct to the centre but they obviously did some reconciliation to make sure I wasn't owed anything) so I'm sure you'll get it soon.

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    Default Question about child care rebate

    Quote Originally Posted by PinkTutu View Post
    The will pay it for the full year. Funnily enough I got a letter this morning saying my claim had been processed (it was paid direct to the centre but they obviously did some reconciliation to make sure I wasn't owed anything) so I'm sure you'll get it soon.
    Don't forget, when it's paid directly to the centre, they withhold the 15% of the rebate.
    Last edited by Nomia; 02-08-2016 at 08:25.

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    Oh ok I need to do a claim then too? I'm totally clueless as well.
    I have been receiving ccr and ccb and know they have withheld 15% and assumed they balance it at the end of financial year and you get it back? So do you need to do anything with centrelink? If so what form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomia View Post
    Don't forget, when it's paid directly to the centre, they withhold the 15% of the rebate.
    My centre doesn't withhold anything. The full rebate gets passed on.

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    Default Question about child care rebate

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    My centre doesn't withhold anything. The full rebate gets passed on.
    Really?? I've recently put DD into care, and both the Human Services representative and centre applied the 15% withholding.

    https://www.humanservices.gov.au/cus...ld-care-rebate

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    If you get both ccb and ccr paid directly to the centre, then 15% is withheld. If you only get ccr and choose to get ccb at tax time or don't get it at all, then the full 50% applies

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkTutu View Post
    The will pay it for the full year. Funnily enough I got a letter this morning saying my claim had been processed (it was paid direct to the centre but they obviously did some reconciliation to make sure I wasn't owed anything) so I'm sure you'll get it soon.
    @PinkTutu did you have to do anything?
    The centrelink site indicates balancing is done automatically so I shouldn't need to do anything.
    It is August, does it usually take this long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshy68 View Post
    If you get both ccb and ccr paid directly to the centre, then 15% is withheld. If you only get ccr and choose to get ccb at tax time or don't get it at all, then the full 50% applies
    That explains it, I only get CCR not entitled to CCB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomia View Post
    Don't forget, when it's paid directly to the centre, they withhold the 15% of the rebate.
    I think they only withhold the 15% in case of overpayment of CCB. If you don't get CCB then they'll pay CCR in full.


 

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