An extra payment that helps with childcare costs if you get an eligible income support payment from us.
Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance is commonly known as JET Child Care Fee Assistance.
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can receive it
You may be able to receive JET Child Care Fee Assistance if you get a certain payment from us.
How much you can receive
This payment helps meet the cost of approved child care by paying part of the gap fee.
How many hours you can receive
The hours of JET Child Care Fee Assistance you can receive depends on how much child care you use, how much you're charged and your circumstances.
Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim.
- find out what you need before you start
- fill in your claim form
- submit the form and other documents we ask for
- update your job plan, including your JET Child Care Fee Assistance activity
- wait for us to assess your claim and tell you the result
Managing your payment
How to tell us about changes to your circumstances
You need to report any changes to your circumstances when you get JET Child Care Fee Assistance.
How to manage your child care hours
You can see your approved JET Child Care Fee Assistance hours on your Centrelink online account through myGov.
Payment and Service Finder
Find, estimate and compare payments and services you may be eligible for. You can also work out what a change in circumstance might mean for the payments and services you currently receive from us.
Manage your money
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Read about how to manage your money.