When receiving CCB you are responsible for keeping the Australian Government and your child care service provider up-to-date and notifying them when your circumstances change.
Here is a checklist of responsibilities:
- provide your child care service provider/s with your child/ren’s Customer Reference Number and date of birth along with your Customer Reference Number and date of birth. Note: make sure you give the date of birth and Customer Reference Number for the parent or guardian who is claiming CCB.
sign or initial attendance records daily to show when your child starts care (‘time in’) and finishes care (‘time out’) — do not sign blank attendance
records. This is a legal requirement
sign or initial attendance records each time your child is absent from care. Attendance sheets are a legal document
inform each child care service provider you are using when you have used your initial 42 absence days (only if you receive CCB as a fee reduction) and
provide your child care service provider with documents where necessary for:
a. additional absence days your child is absent from care
b. an increase in the number of maximum hours you can get paid CCB
advise Centrelink when changes happen that may affect your CCB. These include when:
a. your child stops using child care
b. your child starts or leaves school
c. your and your partner’s income changes
d. you change partnering arrangements (opposite or same-sex) for example—if you get married, registered, separated or divorced
e. your or your partner’s residence status changes
f. your address or bank account details change.