Parents Missing Out on Child Care Rebates

The Courier Mail today highlighted that many parents are missing out on cash entitlements for child care costs.

The Child Care Rebate helps working families with the cost of child care. The Child Care Rebate covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child care expenses for approved child care up to the annual cap. From July 2010, the Child Care Rebate annual cap will be $7,500 per child per year, subject to the passage of legislation.

The Courier Mail says " To secure the Child Care Rebate, parents' incomes must first be assessed for the Child Care Benefit, with many failing to bother. That may be because an income test applies to the Child Care Benefit. Parents with one child and a combined income over $134,000 miss out. But, even if you are not eligible for this payment, you may still be able to claim the Child Care Rebate."

For more info see Family Assistance Office ==> Child Care Entitlements

See also our post ==>What is child care benefit.

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