Child Care Subsidy

A quick guide to the New Government Childcare Package
What’s happening?
• The upcoming Government change will commence from July 2, 2018
• The Australian Government is investing an additional $2.5 billion into early education and care over the next 4 years
• This will support the 1.2 million families who use approved early education and care
• The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) which will replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single, means-tested subsidy
• This will remove the current cap and provide assistance to more families in balancing work and early education and care
The new Childcare Subsidy (CCS) will:
• Be simpler than the current multi-payment system
• Reduce out of pocket expenses for most families
• Be more targeted, providing further assistance to low and middle-income families
How much Childcare Subsidy (CCS) will I be entitled to?
This will depend on three factors:
• How much ‘work related’ activity (full time, part time and study) you and your partner undertake each fortnight. The entitlement is based on the lesser activity figure for a member of a couple
• Your total combined family income
• The amount of early education childcare undertaken

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