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Get Ready for the New Child Care Package

From 2 July 2018, the child care fee assistance your family receives will change. As this date is just around the corner, you will need to provide some information and update your details in time for the transition.

Your information does not automatically rollover to the new system and you may not receive any subsidy if your assessment is not completed.

You can complete your online Child Care Subsidy assessment by going online via myGov now. To do this you will need to provide your 2018-19 family income estimate, activity details, your child’s school status and confirm your child’s enrolment. This will only take a few minutes!

This process can be completed online, and we have outlined some important information to be aware below:

Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA)

If you currently receive JETCCFA in order to be eligible for the new payment Additional Child Care Subsidy (transition to work) you must first complete your online Child Care Subsidy assessment, and then apply for the Additional Child Care Subsidy (transition to work).

Centrelink will assess your eligibility for Additional Child Care Subsidy (transition to work) following receipt of your application. You can complete your assessment by logging in to your myGov account.

Special Child Care Benefit (SCCB) Temporary Financial Hardship (TFH)

If you currently receive SCCB TFH and are part way through a 13 week period on 1 July 2018, you may be granted the balance of 13 weeks Additional Child Care Subsidy (temporary financial hardship) by Centrelink, if you are eligible. You must first complete your Child Care Subsidy assessment before 2 July 2018.

From 2 July 2018, if you are experiencing temporary financial hardship you can apply to Centrelink for Additional Child Care Subsidy (temporary financial hardship) for the balance of 13 weeks, or for another circumstance.

For more information regarding the new Child Care Package, click here to learn more.