The Government has recently launched its new Child Care Package – replacing the previous Child Care Rebate (CCR) and Child Care Benefit (CCB) with a single Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
This new subsidy is available to all families using Camp Australia services and may affect the amount of fee assistance that each family will receive. Three things will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy:
- Annual income will determine the percentage of subsidy a family is eligible for,
- An activity test will determine how many hours of subsidised care families can access, and
- The type of child care service will determine the hourly rate cap (for OSHC this is $10.29).
Since the release of CCS, Camp Australia have found that many parents have not confirmed their enrolment yet. According to Camp Australia, if parents do not confirm their enrolment on the MyGov website they may be paying more for care than they need to be.
With the rollout of the new CCS, Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) is replacing Special CCB.
What this means for parents:
- Parents who are eligible to receive Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) under the Temporary Financial Hardship category will need to submit a claim on the Centrelink website directly.
Should the new CCS create any hardship for parents, Camp Australia can organise a payment plan to help parents navigate through this challenging time. They will need to contact Camp Australia’s Customer Care team to get this arranged.
Please refer to click on this link to download the CCS information brochure or to contact Centrelink directly. If you have any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Camp Australia’s Customer Care team on 1300 105 343. The team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except National Public Holidays).
For more information on Camp Australia’s before and after-school childcare at Swan Christian College, please click on this link to download the Camp Australia Brochure.