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Australia Family childcare debt system must be reviewed 'straight away'

08:30  07 november  2019
08:30  07 november  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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The complexity of childcare subsidies is seeing families being hit with erroneous Centrelink debt requests, according A computer glitch is thought to be behind families erroneously being informed they have to pay a debt to the commonwealth after their annual childcare subsidy was reviewed .

Childcare Subsidy is a payment that helps families with the cost of pre-school childcare . We can grant you the financial assistance you're entitled to from the date you first contact us, or the date your childcare started, whichever is later, if you complete your application within 20 working days of that

The complexity of childcare subsidies is seeing families being hit with erroneous Centrelink debt requests, according Labor frontbencher Amanda Rishworth.

A computer glitch is thought to be behind families erroneously being informed they have to pay a debt to the commonwealth after their annual childcare subsidy was reviewed.

Up to 90,000 families are thought to be impacted.

The government's $1.6 billion childcare package has been in place for over a year and is designed to streamline childcare payments.

Under the scheme, a new single-test subsidy will increase payments for most families receiving childcare payments by as much as $1,333 a year.

To access the payments, parents must be working, training or studying otherwise face losing subsidised care.

Ms Rishworth told Sky News many families are paying a debt "when they don't owe the commonwealth anything".

"It partly comes down to an IT glitch but it also partly comes down to the complexity of the system."

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