Since 1st July, 2000, the Government changed the onus of responsibility for Child Care Benefit (CCB) from Centres to the parents. It is now the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their appropriate paperwork has been lodged, the percentage of Benefit received is correct, and that each service you attend is using the appropriate rate for the number of children in care.
Any family who is receiving CCB or the 50% rebate (CCR) from the Government are allowed forty two (42) absences inclusive of public holidays for their child in a financial year. All CCB payments including the 50% rebate (CCR) due to parents are dependent on parents signing accurate daily records of attendance. It is also the parents’ responsibility to fill out all of the required forms for both Family Assistance Office and for Trainease, as well as notify both of us if any circumstances have changed.