Your options and obligations for Child Care Benefit.
In this section
Change of circumstances
You need to tell us if your circumstances change when you're receiving Child Care Benefit.
Payment choices to reduce your risk of overpayment
Payment choices help reduce the risk of overpayment of Child Care Benefit for approved care.
Balancing your family assistance payments
We compare your income estimate with your actual income at the end of each financial year. This is to make sure we pay you the correct amount of Family Tax Benefit or Child Care Benefit.
Balancing your child care payments
At the start of each financial year, we ask you to estimate your family income so that we can work out how much Child Care Benefit for approved care to pay you.
While travelling outside Australia
There are rules about how long your child care payments can be paid while you or your dependent children travel outside Australia.
Becoming a registered carer allows eligible families to claim Child Care Benefit for the child care you provide.
Someone to deal with us on your behalf
If you want someone else to deal with us, you can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
What you need to do to get it if you currently get a child care payment
From 2 July 2018, Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) will replace the existing child care payments we offer.