No Jab No Pay (childcare subsidies and family tax benefits)
We have updated our No Jab No Pay guide to reflect new information, and recent or imminent changes to the law.
AAT decision clarified scope and form of medical exemption
A favourable decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in early 2017 may make it easier for some parents to obtain a medical exemption for their children, and have it accepted by the Australian Immunisation Register.
The decision addressed two important questions:
(1) Is the certifying doctor restricted to the narrow range of contraindications to vaccination outlined in the Australian Immunisation Handbook?
(2) Is the certifying doctor required to certify medical contraindication only by way of the Australian Immunisation Register Immunisation Medical Exemption form IM011?
The Family Assistance Guide (FA Guide), an administrative guideline used by departmental staff to assist decision-making, was updated recently to reflect the AAT finding that a doctor’s letter also meets the evidentiary requirement for medical contraindication to vaccination…. [Read More]