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Entitlements when your child is absent

Initial Absence Days

Like most early learning centres and preschools, your child’s place is reserved when they are away so the day still needs to be paid for. Each financial year, the Family Assistance Office will pay your child’s CCB and CCR entitlements for the first 42 absence days. These absences can be for any reason, including public holidays, and the initial 42 days must be used before any additional absences can be claimed (please see below).

Additional Absence Days

You may receive CCB and CCR for absence days after the initial 42 days each financial year. For all absences beyond the first 42 absent days, CCB and CCR will only be paid if you are able to provide evidence to demonstrate the absence has occurred under permitted circumstances. There is no limit on these days, but you will be required to provide documentation to support the absence.

Exceptional Absence Days

You may receive CCB and CCR for an additional 20 exceptional absence days after the initial 42 absence days per financial year. These entitlements can be claimed without evidence if documentation is provided for 31 of the initial 42 absence days.