No Jab No Pay

From 1 January 2016, immunisation requirements for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A end of year supplement, Child Care Benefit (CCB), and Child Care Rebate (CCR) will be extended to include children of all ages up to, and including, 19 years of age.

This measure started on 1 January 2016.

Description of the measure

From 1 January 2016, immunisation requirements for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A end of year supplement, Child Care Benefit (CCB), and Child Care Rebate (CCR) will be extended to include children of all ages up to, and including, 19 years of age.

The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register will be expanded to capture and report on children’s immunisation status for payments up to, and including, 19 years of age. Children not up-to-date with their childhood immunisations will need to follow a catch-up schedule.

‘Conscientious objections’ will be re-termed ‘vaccination objections’ and will no longer be a valid exemption category. Child care assistance and the FTB Part A supplement will not be paid to customers who fail to comply with immunisation requirements, or who do not have a valid exemption.

For more information visit the Department of Social Services website.

Questions and answers

Who is affected by this measure

This measure will affect families with children up to, and including, 19 years of age who are eligible for:

  • FTB Part A end of year supplement
  • CCB and CCR

The measure also affects those customers who access:

  • Grandparent Child Care Benefit
  • Jobs, Education, Training Child Care Fee Assistance

Who is eligible for this measure

Families with children up to, and including, 19 years of age who are eligible for:

  • FTB Part A end of year supplement
  • CCB and CCR

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 January 2016 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 15 March 2016

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