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Can you use your WINZ subsidy with HG Kids?

The short answer to this is yes, we are able to administer WINZ subsidies on your behalf. We cannot apply for any subsidy on your behalf, but we can guide you as to the process.

As to what you may be entitled to:

WINZ Childcare Subsidy Rates change from time to time. The best thing to do is to go to the WINZ website for the most up to date rates.

Work and Income Childcare Subsidies are only payable from the date that the application forms were received by WINZ. Don’t delay, complete the forms and get them back to WINZ as soon as you are able as they will not be backdated if the form is received after your child starts care.

Once everything is all approved we can start using your WINZ subsidy to reduce your childcare payments. We will cover them in the meantime, but there are some conditions that have to be met first with this.

Remember we don't approve WINZ subsidies, we can only administer them, and also remember that you are responsible for notifying WINZ of any changes in your circumstances that may affect your subsidy, such as your child being absent from care, sick, on holiday or changes to your personal circumstances. All this is explained to you in during our enrolment process in much greater detail if you are applying for a WINZ subsidy.
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