Centrelink Child Care Rebate

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Updated April 2012

What is it?

Child Care Rebate (CCR) assists parents or guardians with your out-of-pocket expenses for approved child care if you are working, training or studying.
Out of pocket expenses are total child care fees less Child Care Benefit (CCB).
CCR covers 50% of out of pocket expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per child from financial year 2011-12 to 2013-2014.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible you must have used approved child care; been eligible for CCB; and passed the work, training, study test (for the purposes of the rebate).
There is no income test for the CCR. If you are eligible for CCB but your CCB entitlement is zero due to income, you may still be eligible for the CCR.
Please note:Child Care Rebate is a different payment from Child Care Benefit. To receive Child Care Rebate you must first claim Child Care Benefit for approved care. Child Care Benefit is based on your income and is different for everyone.

Who runs it?

Centrelink.

Contact

Centrelink Family Assistance Office
Ph: 13 6150
visit your nearest Family Assistance Office at Centrelink
Web: Family Assistance