A member may be eligible for assistance with the costs of childcare when they are being removed. This Division outlines conditions and amounts payable.
See also: Chapter 8 Part 5, Emergency Support for Families Scheme
A member granted a removal is eligible for assistance with childcare costs on removal if all these criteria are met.
They have a dependant child who meets either of the following conditions.
Is under 11 years old.
Has a disability.
They must pay for the childcare.
Note: The childcare is not limited to recognised government or commercial day care facilities.
For family, Service or medical reasons, only the member or one adult dependant is able to help with the removal.
Medical reasons in paragraph 1.c include an adult dependant being unable to help with the removal because they have a medical condition. This must be supported by a medical certificate.
Family reasons in paragraph 1.c include the following.
The member, spouse or other adult dependants are unable to help with the removal because of work commitments they cannot avoid.
The member is a single parent who has no adult dependants to help with the removal.
The member, spouse or another adult dependant is absent to care for a close family member who is ill. Claims should be supported by a medical certificate.
Note: Section 1.6.1 deals with situations where a member's adult dependant is also a member, and they would both be eligible for assistance with childcare costs on removal. Only one of the members is eligible.
See: Chapter 1 Part 6 section 1.6.1, Dual entitlement – member's adult dependant is also a member
The assistance is payable for childcare at either the new or the old location.
The member is eligible for a maximum of $47.40 a day. This is payable for up to two days of childcare per move for each eligible dependant child. This means two days in total. It does not mean a maximum of two days at each of the new and old locations.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.