Understanding the Child Care Subsidy
In July 2018, the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) was launched, designed to help make early learning more accessible for a large number of Australian families. Oac is here to support you as you begin to discover your family’s entitlements and the varied options available. At Oac, we can help guide you to make the most of your CCS, so your child or children can benefit from the exciting opportunities that the right early learning or preschool/kindergarten environment can offer.
CCS Entitlement Level
There are three things that will determine your level of subsidy:
Your combined family income
The activity level of your family – recognised activities that enable a family to claim (eg paid work, volunteering, studying, self-employed work, actively job seeking)
The type of childcare your child or children are enrolled in – for Oac, this is Long Day Care services
You can use the Payment and Services Finder to estimate how much CCS you may get.
How can Oac help you make the most of the CCS?
With Oac Options, we offer families three different types of child care – Permanent, Sessional and Flexi. These options are designed to provide families with the right solution and flexibility, no matter what their needs.
To find out which Oac Options will suit you best, and potentially optimise your CCS, call us on 138 OAC to speak to one of our enrolment specialists.
Call us on 138 622 to talk to our team about how Oac can help optimise your CCS.
Terms and conditions:
Oac has provided a general estimate only. Our estimate of a family’s potential out of pocket costs does not constitute financial advice and should not be relied upon. Your actual out of pocket cost of childcare will vary depending on your individual circumstances. Our calculation of the likely impact of the Child Care Subsidy is based on a 5 day enrolment in our preschool room and assumes that a family is entitled to the maximum rebate available. Changes to the law, policy and your individual circumstances may mean that any Child Care Subsidy you actually become entitled to may vary.
We do not guarantee, warrant or represent that the information is accurate, or complete and do not take any responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses which happen as a result of relying on this information.
Whether or not you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy is determined wholly by provisions in the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, as amended by the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Act 2017.
More information about the Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy is available on the Department of Human Services website at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy