Claims for JETCCFA can be backdated by Centrelink for up to 28 days prior to the date the claim was lodged with Centrelink providing the person met the eligibility criteria for JETCCFA during the period to which the backdating applies.
JETCCFA for past periods cannot be paid directly to eligible people. Consequently, if a person has already paid for care in the backdated period, JETCCFA can only be paid for the same period if the child care service is willing to credit or reimburse the person for the appropriate amount.
Policy reference: FA Guide 1.1.J.90 JETCCFA assessment period start date
Last reviewed: 20 September 2013