Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004

  • revoked
  • Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004: revoked, on 26 November 2018, by regulation 295(4) of the Social Security Regulations 2018 (LI 2018/202).
16 Payment of childcare subsidy if principal caregiver not engaged in approved activity but has serious disability or illness

A childcare subsidy for a child’s participation in approved early-childhood education programmes is payable for up to 50 hours a week if—

(a)

the child is participating in (or will participate in) one or more approved early-childhood education programmes for a total of 3 or more hours a week; and

(b)

the chief executive is satisfied, in the light of a certificate from a medical practitioner, that the child’s principal caregiver—

(i)

has a serious disability or illness; and

(ii)

needs childcare for the child for more than 9 hours a week; and

(c)

at least 1 of the following applies:

(i)

the child has no other caregiver:

(ii)

the child’s other caregiver is engaged in an approved activity:

(iii)

the child’s other caregiver is not engaged in an approved activity, but the chief executive is satisfied that for some good reason the other caregiver cannot care for the child:

(iv)

a child disability allowance is payable for the child.

Regulation 16: amended, on 20 August 2012, by regulation 12 of the Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2012 (SR 2012/206).

Regulation 16(a): amended, on 20 August 2012, by regulation 12 of the Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2012 (SR 2012/206).