Supporting documents as a grandparent

When you apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy Grandparent, you may need to give us evidence.

Your evidence needs to show your or your partner’s relationship to your grandchild and your percentage of care. It must also show that you make the day to day decisions about the child’s care, welfare and development.

You must provide your evidence within 14 days of this being requested.

You may be able to use 1 document to prove both your relationship and care.

If you can’t provide this evidence call the Families line to discuss your options.

Your or your partner’s relationship to your grandchild

Evidence may include either:

  • a family law order or custody order
  • a parenting plan or order
  • birth certificates of your own children and their children
  • birth and marriage certificates for step-grandparents
  • adoption papers
  • artificial conception or surrogacy documents, when there isn’t an adoption.

You don’t need to provide this evidence again if we already have it. For example, you may have done this as part of a Family Tax Benefit claim.

You make the day to day decisions about the child’s care, welfare and development

Evidence may include either:

  • a family law order
  • a custody order
  • a parenting plan or order
  • a foster care placement
  • a court order
  • third party documents such as a letter from school or general practitioner.

Page last updated: 1 April 2019