If you would like to collect the Child Care Benefit (CCB) in Vic Park or any Perth suburb, you must have what is known as a “work related commitment.” This means you are either participating in the workforce or preparing to do so. This includes the following:
- Training or studying
- Setting up a business
- Looking for work
- Volunteering in activities designed to improve your work skills
Your eligibility to collect more than 24 hours of CCB is based on the “Work, Training, Study Test.” The first 23 hours of CCB approved child care every week are paid for without the Work, Training, Study Test if you pass other requirements.
But if you want from 24-50 hours of CCB per week, you and your partner have to show that you are involved in work related commitments at least 15 hours every week or 30 hours every fortnight. Some parents do have exemptions from these requirements.
Multiple types of work related commitments can be combined to meet the time requirements. For example, if you are working ten hours a week and studying five hours a week, that adds up to fifteen and meets the requirements.
You are also allowed to average your hours over a fortnight. For example, if you work ten hours one week and twenty the next, the average is fifteen, which is enough.
Other Ways to Satisfy the Work, Training, Study Test.
You don’t have to be working or studying to pass the Work, Training, Study Test. Here are some other ways to satisfy it:
- Being on long service or annual leave
- Sick leave or other paid leave
- Paid or unpaid parental leave: up to twelve months for one parent or both combined
- Self-employment sick leave
- Self-employment leave
- Receiving Carer Allowance
- Receiving Carer Payment
- Carer leave or carer sick leave
- Caring for a disabled person
Call Your Nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre Today
To learn more or to enquire about care for your child, call your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.