The Government will soon be getting rid of the current rebate system replacing it with a single means and activity tested subsidy, the ‘Child Care Subsidy’.
The new system will see payments made directly to your service providers.
There will be an activity test to determine how many hours of childcare per fortnight you will receive subsidised.
In order to receive any subsidy at all, both parents are required to work, study or volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours a fortnight.
However, parents with kids in childcare will not automatically be rolled into the new rebate system starting in July, unless they update their details.
Parents are urged to head to their online Centrelink account via the myGov website to update their details in order to get the new Child Care Subsidy.
They will need to know the estimated income for themselves and their partner for 2018/19, approximate hours of work, and other details for both parents.
The online form is available at Centrelink and myGov and parents will be contacted by Centrelink in the next fortnight with further instructions on what information to supply. Or they can head to myGov now to fill out their form.
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