Paid Parental Leave, Dad & Partner Pay, Childcare Benefit, Childcare Rebate (Childcare Subsidy coming soon!)

You’ve been sitting at your computer for hours, it’s late and all that sitting is making your back hurt even more. The application for Paid Parental Leave is still not making sense and you are going from page to page trying to figure it out by yourself. The more information that your read, the less sense it makes.

You know you need this income while you’re not working, but you can’t work out if you even qualify for it. The website might as well be in another language and you don’t have the hours to spend on hold to Centrelink.

Don’t waste your time trying to do this by yourself because I’ve worked it all out for you.

I’ve sat where you are right now and as a parent and an accountant, I know exactly what you need to do so you can get your money for Paid Parental Leave and Dad & Partner Pay.

After that, when you look towards childcare, I will help you get what you are entitled to from the Childcare Benefit and Childcare Rebate. I know what it all the jargon means so you get what you are entitled to when you need to.

Your Family Budget is a downloadable guidebook that helps you get these payments sorted fast. Because we only want to spend quality time with our kids, not stressed about paperwork and having no money.


It’s over before you know it. Your year at home with your precious little one is gone and it’s time to go back to work. You’ve managed to secure a spot at your favourite child care and as you fill in the paperwork, it asks for your CRN. Your CR what?

Did you apply for Childcare Benefit’ the Centre Director asks?  ‘No, I’ll do that tonight, shouldn’t take me too long.’

It’s 11.56pm and you still haven’t figured out how this application works. You flick from the Centrelink website back to the myGov website only to get more confused. Benefit? Rebate? Which one applies to me? And what’s with that CRN number? I can’t find it anywhere, where do I get it? If I can’t get this sorted soon then I’ll have to pay full rate for childcare. I can’t afford that!

Isn’t there an easy way to do this?

Know what information you need when preparing your application for Child care Benefit and what all of it means

Sort out the Paid Parental Leave or Dad & Partner Pay application and get answers to your questions along the way

Manage your payments throughout the year so you’re not caught short having to make extra payments when you reach your Childcare Rebate limit

Determine  whether you qualify for Paid Parental Leave, how much money you should be receiving and when the best time was to receive it?

Your Family Budget – Making Sense of Government Parenting and Childcare Payments

You will get lots of detailed information to help you understand and apply for Paid Parental Leave, Dad & Partner Pay, Childcare Benefit and Childcare Rebate. All in one place, explained in a way that anyone can understand and with step by step instructions for your application.

You think you’re an organised person. You know you can apply for Paid Parental Leave up to 90 days before your due date and since you’ve finished up at work you have lots of time to tick that one off your to do list. Surely it can’t be that hard? You sit down at the computer, expecting to get it done in about 15 minutes, but after 2 hours you’re still at it.

‘But I was selecting Parenting Payments – isn’t that the same as Paid Parental Leave?’

‘Why oh why are they asking me for so much information, I don’t have this stuff ready.’

‘Why isn’t my application progressing? Oh it’s too hard. I’ll go into Centrelink, it will be much easier.’

Not to be outdone by a website, you go in to Centrelink - you and all eight and a half months of belly. They tell you to sit and wait and when your name is finally called…. they direct you to a computer to do your application online. You dragged yourself off the couch for this!!!!!!

Your Family Budget can direct you through the entire application process, so you won’t need to get up of your couch to get your application in to Centrelink.


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About The Author

Lisa Levison

I’m Lisa, an accountant and a mum of two. When my son was born I remember how stressed I was trying to submit my application for Paid Parental Leave. I couldn’t understand why it was so difficult. I’m an accountant – surely I should find it simple! I’ve discovered I’m not alone.

By the time I went through the process with my second child I was a lot more on top of it. I had figured out what most things meant, and how to make it work for me – especially the childcare payments.

I wrote Your Family Budget to give everyone the use of my experiences and the benefit of the hours of research I have done. Either through the reading of legislation or all the detailed  information provided by Centrelink. I’ve put everything you need in one place.

I’ve designed it as a workbook allowing you to input your own information and apply it to your specific situation. Plus examples of how to use the system to produce the best results to get what you’re entitled to.

I know by the time you get to the end of my guide, you will have all of your questions answered and have you application submitted without the stress.

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What You'll Learn

Lots of Information
Your Family Budget is your guidebook with summary and detailed explanations of what Paid Parental Leave, Dad & Partner Pay, Childcare Benefit and Childcare Rebate actually mean.
Everything you need in one place
Your Family Budget is your personal guide so you can understand and apply for the payments you’re entitled to. Use it as your own reference manual.
Your Family Budget has actual step by step instructions how to apply for each payment so you don’t get stuck wasting hours of your time
Fast info
Your Family Budget is downloadable. That means you can get started straight away.

What's Inside?

Have a sample page emailed to you here.

Paid Parental Leave

• Understand the Work Test • Self Employed • Steps to apply • How you receive it

Dad & Partner Pay

• What is it • Who can apply • Why it is different from Paid Parental Leave

Child Care Benefit

• What is Approved Childcare • Income Test • How much you receive • Steps to Apply

Child Care Rebate

• How you receive it & what each option means • Calculations to help with your cash flow

Save time and get the money you're entitled to $27

Spending hours trying to apply for Paid Parental Leave?

It’s not you; it’s a confusing process. Your Family Budget will take you through the process step by step

Not sure if you need to apply for both the Childcare Benefit and the Childcare Rebate?

They may have the similar names, but there are some big differences. Your Family Budget will explain the differences and help you figure out how to make these payments work for your situation

What happens next?

Once you put in your email address and payment details, you’ll receive an email with the link to download Your Family Budget as a pdf.

No waiting for the mail, the information will be in your inbox straight away.

Save it to your computer – or even better, print it out and keep it next to you as you complete your application.

Save time and get the money you're entitled to $27

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