This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 April 2006, amend provisions of the Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004 (
“the principal regulations”) relating to eligibility for, and payment of, the OSCAR subsidy (an out-of-school care and recreation subsidy provided for in Part 3 of the principal regulations).
The amendments make the OSCAR subsidy available if—
•a child is eligible for the child disability allowance; or
•another child under the care of the same principal caregiver is hospitalised or is eligible for a child disability allowance; or
•a child's principal caregiver is seriously disabled or ill.