You need to be getting an eligible payment at the time you apply.
If you don’t already have an active Job Plan or Participation Plan, you have 28 days from the date you apply for Transition to Work to enter into one. If you don’t enter into one within 28 days, we’ll reject your application.
If you have an exemption from meeting your mutual obligation or participation requirements, you don’t need an active Job Plan or Participation Plan to apply.
If you don’t currently get Child Care Subsidy, you first need to submit a claim for it online. We’ll ask some questions within this claim to check your eligibility for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to Work. Read more about how to claim Child Care Subsidy.
If you already get Child Care Subsidy for your child, follow the steps on how to apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to Work.
Steps to apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to Work
1. Get ready to apply
The easiest way to apply is online.
To apply online, you need a Centrelink online account linked to myGov. If you don’t have a myGov account or a Centrelink online account you’ll need to create them.
You’ll need to get some supporting documents ready to help answer some of the questions in the application.
2. Make your application
If your Centrelink account is linked to myGov, you can apply online.
To do this:
- Sign in to myGov.
- From the menu, select My Family.
- Under Child care, select Transition to Work.
Select Start new application then follow the prompts to complete your application.
3. After you apply
After you submit your claim online, you’ll get a receipt telling you the ID number of your application.
This receipt will tell you what other documents you need to provide so we can assess your application.
We’ll let you know the result of your application. We’ll send a message to your myGov Inbox.
If you don’t get electronic letters, we’ll send you a letter in the mail.
If we need more details we’ll ask you for them.
If you think we’ve made a mistake you can ask us to review our decision.