Hundreds of Stirling families are yet to make the switch to the Turnbull Government’s new child care system, and risk having their payments disrupted if they don’t act before 1 July 2018.
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan said of 4,200 local families expected to benefit, only 77 per cent have made the change so far.
“Stirling residents stand to gain significantly from the new child care system, but are some of the slowest in the state to switch over to the new system with just 77 percent making the change,” Mr Keenan said.
“It’s a simple process. For most families it takes around just 10 minutes to make the switch to the new system online or on their phones.
“I know how busy many families are and they might be leaving the switchover to the last minute, but there’s hundreds if not thousands of dollars on offer for families so it’s well worth the time to update your details and switchover to the new system.
“I want to see as many Stirling families as possible benefit from these important reforms.”
Parents need to log on to their myGov account or visit www.education.gov.au/childcare to update their details.
Examples of how families are set to benefit:
- A family on $50,000 – both parent/s working, with two children aged under 6 in long day care two days a week at $100 a day will be around $2,000 better off a year.
- A family on $80,000 – both parent/s working, with two children aged under 6 in long day care three days a week at $100 a day will be over $3,000 better off a year.
- A family on $150,000 – both parent/s working, with two children aged 6 and under in long day care three days a week at $100 a day will be more than $1000 better off a year.