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The In Home Child Care scheme is a relatively new and not extensively known, so we would like to take this opportunity to introduce this new service available to children in their own homes. The Commonwealth Government Child Care Benefit can be claimed for each child cared for under school age.

Abracadabra is proud to announce that we were one of the first Agencies in Victoria to be an Approved Provider for the inaugural In Home Care scheme with the Department of Family Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Abracadabra receives Australian Government funding from the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy: Choice and Flexibility in Child Care initiative.

In addition, the Child Care Tax Rebate can be claimed for 50% of approved out of pocket child care expenses.

THIS SCHEME ALSO ALLOWS SOME FAMILIES TO ACCESS 13 WEEKS FULLY FUNDED CARE TO ASSIST A FAMILY DURING CRISIS. THIS INCLUDES ILLNESS OF EITHER THE CHILD OR PARENT AND/OR TEMPORARY FINANCIAL HARDSHIP.

Am I Eligible ?

 

In Home Care with the Government Child Care Benefit

The following criteria is required for eligibility

Category 1

Your circumstances mean that an existing childcare service cannot meet your needs, and the family meets one or more of the following criteria:

Criteria

  • They live in a rural or remote area.
  • Has a child with an illness or disability.
  • One of the parents has an illness or disability that reduces the family’s capacity to care for the child/ren.
  • They have had a multiple birth – three or more children born at the same time.
  • Three or more children under school age

Special Childcare Benefit

The following criteria is required for eligibility

Category 1

This scheme also allows eligible families to access up to 13 weeks with some funding available for Child Care in their home to assist the family during a crisis or an illness of either parent or child.

Fully documented proof of TEMPORARY FINANCIAL HARDSHIP or CHILD AT RISK is required

Criteria

One or more of the following circumstance apples:

  • The child has, or lives with another child who as an illness or disability
  • The child’s guardian (or guardian’s partner) has an illness or disability that affects their ability to care for the child
  • The child lives in a rural or remote area
  • The work hours of the child’s guardian (or guardian’s partner) are hours when no other approved child care services is available
  • Any other circumstances determined by DEEWAR in relation to the child

Childcare Benefit and Childcare Tax Rebate.

The CHILDCARE BENEFIT is a different payment to the CHILDCARE TAX REBATE. The CHILDCARE BENEFIT is based on your income and is different for everyone.

To receive the CHILDCARE TAX REBATE, you must be eligible to claim the Childcare Benefit,
i.e. Childcare Benefit % which can range from 0.00% to 108%.

Further Information:

Abracadabra understands that the finer details on the Government ChildCare Benefit Scheme and determining if you are in fact eligible is a difficult process. Therefore we would be happy to answer any queries you have so please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 9592 5161 for more information.


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