A payment to help with the cost of child care provided before 2 July 2018.
Child Care Benefit stopped on 1 July 2018. If you need help with child care fees for approved care from 2 July, you can claim Child Care Subsidy.
Special Child Care Benefit (SCCB) and Grandparent Child Care Benefit (GCCB) stopped on 1 July 2018. If you got either, you may get Additional Child Care Subsidy (Temporary Financial Hardship) or Additional Child Care Subsidy (Grandparent). Read about what to do if you got Special Child Care Benefit and Grandparent Child Care Benefit.
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To get Child Care Benefit you need to have met certain criteria.
How much Child Care Benefit you get depends on the type of child care you used.
Check if you're eligible before you start your claim.
Your options and obligations for Child Care Benefit.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Child Care Benefit.