This section contains provisions applying to a person's claim for, and payment of, JETCCFA and covers:
For a JETCCFA claim to be effective, a person should:
If any of the information requirements are not met, the person will be contacted and asked to provide the information. If the person does not provide the requested information affecting their eligibility, they are not eligible to receive JETCCFA.
People using approved services (1.1.A.90) are granted conditional entitlement once they:
Entitlement is confirmed once the person's entitlement has been confirmed by Centrelink.
Policy reference: FA Guide 2.8 JETCCFA Eligibility
Eligible people will receive notification of the details of their conditional entitlement. Child care services will be able to provide eligible people with the details of the JETCCFA amount used to reduce their fees.
Eligible people receive JETCCFA as reduced fees. JETCCFA cannot be claimed as a lump sum.
The amounts provided as JETCCFA fee reductions to eligible people can only be claimed in arrears by approved child care services after submitting a Statement of Child Care Usage (or equivalent information within software) to Centrelink with the appropriate information.
Explanation: A person receiving SCCB or GCCB for a child for a period already has all of the child's care costs paid during that period.
In the case of death of an eligible person, any amount of JETCCFA owing can be paid to a third party if the Secretary considers that they should be eligible. If the deceased person had a partner, the partner is the most appropriate person to pay. If the person did not have a partner, the payment should be made to the executor of the estate. If an executor has not been appointed, a relative of the deceased person or the new carer of the relevant child(ren) can be paid.
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.
Last reviewed: 20 September 2013