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    i am thinking of putting my 5 and 8 yo in to the after school child care programme that runs during school holidays. It's $fj per day per child and more if there's an outing. How do i find out how much rebate i can claim? also, I was thinking of one child one week, and the other child another week, then the rest of the time at home. Are there cheaper ways of doing this? I'd like the kids to do stuff during the holidays, as I'm a disabled mum this is difficult and so I'm exploring my options.

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    You need to ring centre link but I think you get half back.

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    How much it ends up costing you will depend on your ccb percentage.
    As for getting half back ( childcare rebate) you will need yo satisfy the work, training, studying test to be eligible.
    The centrelink site has calculators to help you work out your entitlements. Otherwise give them a call, get you ccb %, pass this on to the vacation care provider and they will be able to tell you what it will cost you per day.

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    Do you mean the benefit or the rebate? Or both? The rebate is 50% of your out-of-pocket. Your out of pocket will depend on the benefit, which depends on the amount of the fees, your income and eligibility. You can do a calculator on the Centrelink website.

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    i guess i mean both. I'm not studying, my husband works and I'm a sahm but am on the disability pension. will ring them tomorrow, although dreading the long huge wait to get through

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    Google "Centrelink online calculators" and find the ccb and ccr calculator - that will give you an indication

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianolady View Post
    i guess i mean both. I'm not studying, my husband works and I'm a sahm but am on the disability pension. will ring them tomorrow, although dreading the long huge wait to get through
    Oh ok if your on the disability pension I think you can claim almost all of it back. Def give them a call.

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    thank u all. i rang today and will be doing veryacation care for a few weeks during the holidays. The only thing I'm a bit confussed about is when I'm not using care, will they stop the benifits? I don't want debt to pay off later. am pleased but nervous as I'd never put my kids in to care for any reason before... i'm doing it more so they can experience some things I don't feel i can provide them, like outings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianolady View Post
    thank u all. i rang today and will be doing veryacation care for a few weeks during the holidays. The only thing I'm a bit confussed about is when I'm not using care, will they stop the benifits? I don't want debt to pay off later. am pleased but nervous as I'd never put my kids in to care for any reason before... i'm doing it more so they can experience some things I don't feel i can provide them, like outings.
    Yes as you will prob have to pay first then they will pAy back your entitlements.

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    Hi pianolady, I work with the Australian Government Department of Human Services in a team that responds to questions about Centrelink payments and services on social media sites like this. It seems that a lot of your questions have been answered here, but I just wanted to clarify some information about your concerns around incurring a debt. I passed your concerns on to our experts and this is the information I got back. All the best!

    If you have claimed and been granted Child Care Benefit for your children who attend or will be attending care, you will be paid Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate (if entitled) once DHS receive details of your children's child care attendance from the service. If your children are not attending child care you will not receive payment of Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate as no child care attendance information will be received by DHS. This means you will not incur a debt for periods where your children are not in child care as no payments will be made during this time. However, your Child Care Benefit will remain current for the next time your children attend care and attendance information is provided by the service.


 

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