Earlier changes

What's new

16 January 2020

Legislation

The following welfare programme has been updated, effective from 16 January 2020:

This is also available in a hard-copy (PDF) format. See welfare programmes.

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1 January 2020

Temporary Accommodation Assistance

Temporary Accommodation Assistance has been extended until 31 December 2020. Payments can only be made to people who were getting or applied for this assistance on or before 31 December 2019.

No new applications for Temporary Accommodation Assistance can be accepted after 31 December 2019.

See:

Childcare Assistance and Guaranteed Childcare Assistance Payments - Cohort entry

Children who are starting at a continuous entry school can start on or after their 5th birthday. Childcare assistance will be paid until the child's 5th birthday, unless the client asks for a 4-week extension and this has been approved.

Childcare Subsidy can be paid for children enrolled at a cohort entry school on or after their 5th birthday, until the next school term or mid-term start date on or immediately after the child's 5th birthday (whichever is closer).

See:

Legislation

The following welfare programme has been updated, effective from 1 January 2020:

This is also available in a hard-copy (PDF) format. See welfare programmes.

Continuous entry schools allow children to start school when they are 5 years old.

For more information see:

Cohort entry schools allow children to start school on the school term or mid-term start-date immediately on or after their 5th birthday whichever is closer.

This is effective from 1 January 2020.