Government Rebates

Government Rebates

School's Out is an approved service provider and Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) can be claimed by parents to reduce fees. Did you know that almost all families and guardians are eligible for Child Care Rebate.

The Australian Government provides families with two types of financial assistance to help cover the costs of approved child care – the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate. Although Child Care Benefit is based on family income, the Child Care Rebate is not income tested. Even if your family income is too high to receive the Child Care Benefit, you may be eligible for Child Care Rebate. The Child Care Rebate covers up to 50 percent of out-of-pocket costs, up to $7500 per child, per year.

To test your eligibility for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate you can apply online or in person through Centrelink. To apply on online, visit the Department of Human Services (www.humanservices.gov.au) website. Or alternatively call Centrelink on 136150.

In order for your fees to be reduced you will need to provide School’s Out with Centrelink Reference Numbers (CRNs) and dates of birth for both yourself and your child/ren. Until your Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate is assessed by Centrelink you will be required to pay full fees (once processed your account may be adjusted).

 

For further information on Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate check out the following links: