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Jessicat1986
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Hi,

My husband had to stop working due to an injury and decided to start his degree full time. As I’m on a masters he applied for the childcare grant so our son could go to nursery for a few sessions a week while we study. He had only earned around £6k when he had to stop working and we were within the threshold for CCG. We were awarded approximately 80% of the estimates of £101 per week.

As it turns out after the first 6 weeks, the extra 30min session we had anticipated using and included in our estimate wasn’t needed and our costs were actually £93 per week. We knew he would see this reflected when the actual costs were submitted, as it worked out at around £300-£350 less per year.

Instead his entitlement has come back at and they’ve reduced his entitlement by almost £70 per week, when costs have only gone down by £8. That’s a reduction of over £3600 for the year. No overpayment has been generated, no other figures (such as income) have changed.

Are we missing something that could mean this is the new correct amount?
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(Original post by Jessicat1986)
Hi,

My husband had to stop working due to an injury and decided to start his degree full time. As I’m on a masters he applied for the childcare grant so our son could go to nursery for a few sessions a week while we study. He had only earned around £6k when he had to stop working and we were within the threshold for CCG. We were awarded approximately 80% of the estimates of £101 per week.

As it turns out after the first 6 weeks, the extra 30min session we had anticipated using and included in our estimate wasn’t needed and our costs were actually £93 per week. We knew he would see this reflected when the actual costs were submitted, as it worked out at around £300-£350 less per year.

Instead his entitlement has come back at and they’ve reduced his entitlement by almost £70 per week, when costs have only gone down by £8. That’s a reduction of over £3600 for the year. No overpayment has been generated, no other figures (such as income) have changed.

Are we missing something that could mean this is the new correct amount?
Not that I can see, though I'm really not an expert on this. Is there a number you can ring to ask and get it sorted?
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Hi,

My husband had to stop working due to an injury and decided to start his degree full time. As I’m on a masters he applied for the childcare grant so our son could go to nursery for a few sessions a week while we study. He had only earned around £6k when he had to stop working and we were within the threshold for CCG. We were awarded approximately 80% of the estimates of £101 per week.

As it turns out after the first 6 weeks, the extra 30min session we had anticipated using and included in our estimate wasn’t needed and our costs were actually £93 per week. We knew he would see this reflected when the actual costs were submitted, as it worked out at around £300-£350 less per year.

Instead his entitlement has come back at and they’ve reduced his entitlement by almost £70 per week, when costs have only gone down by £8. That’s a reduction of over £3600 for the year. No overpayment has been generated, no other figures (such as income) have changed.

Are we missing something that could mean this is the new correct amount?
Hi Jessicat1986,

With the Childcare Grant (CCG), if the confirmed costs turn out to be less than the estimates for every week (or most weeks), the assessor will often reduce the future estimates to match the new confirmed costs. For example, you originally estimate the typical weekly costs to be £100 per week, you then send the CCG2 (confirmation of costs form) for period 1 and every week for that period is confirmed as £90, the assessor will re assess the full CCG as being £90 per week.

This is to try and avoid a much larger overpayment in future.

It sounds like that is what may have happened here. I'd recommend contacting us on 0300 100 0607 or on Facebook or Twitter where someone can go through security and have a good look into this for you.

I hope this information helps.

Kind regardsn,

John.
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Hi ,I am new full time student and I'm planning to send miy ccg1 on friday 24th August. I'm really worried ,I don't know may be i will receive any payment for my children childcare before 24th september. I'm not financial buoyant at ll to pay any provider when the term start and besides I havnt received any approval for my tuition and maintenance. Really worried may be I might crashed out. Don't want my children stressed at all.

Can anyone kindly help out with advice on what to expect, what to do and how I might work things out.it my first time ever.....pls guys any help?
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