Frequently Asked Questions About the New Child Care Subsidy Package

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Frequently Asked Questions About the New Child Care Subsidy Package

With the introduction of a new child care package, it’s natural for both child care centres and families to have questions. KidsXap has answered some of the most commonly asked questions in this blog post to help you become better informed.

Why Is the Current System Changing?

The new child care package has been introduced to simplify payments and help make child care more affordable, flexible and accessible for families.

How is the Subsidy Calculated if a Family has Multiple Children in Care?

A family’s Child Care Subsidy will be based on their combined annual family income and applied per child regardless of how many children there are.

How Much Can a Family Earn before they’re Ineligible?

If the combined annual family income exceeds $351,248, a family may not be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy.

How Will the New Subsidy Be Paid?

The new subsidy will be paid directly to child care centres each fortnight according to the attendance records of each child. Families must then pay the difference between the subsidy and the fee charged.

Is Registered Care Available?

No, the new child care package does not include registered care.

Will Immunisation Requirements Be Changing?

No, the current immunisation requirements will still apply.

Does the New Subsidy Affect Family Tax Benefit A and B?

No, the new child care subsidy will have no impact on the Family Tax Benefit.

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For answers to all of your questions regarding the new Child Care Subsidy. You can also click here to read FAQs from the Department of Education and Training.