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Rejected IDF claims for payment - If your service has had claims which have been ‘rejected’ by the IS Portal:
(1) Please use this link to help identify the reason for this rejection.
(2) Where the service is eligible to claim, please take any action required. If the claim returns a ‘rejected’ status for a second time, complete the Inclusion Support Contact Form to request assistance from the IS Portal Help Desk to rectify the rejected Claim for Payment.

Rejected Claims

An IDF Subsidy claim will return a ‘Rejected’ status, or an error message will be received through the service’s child care software, due to the following reasons:

  • There are not enough hours remaining on the IS Case to pay the claim. This will occur where:
  1. a claim has already been submitted for the same week end date and there are not enough hours remaining for that week end date to pay additional claims, or
  2. the IS Case does not have sufficient funds remaining for the payment type claimed.
  • The IS Case is inactive, as no claims have been made for 60 consecutive days. If a service requires their case to be reactivated, services can email the IDF Manager in the first instance to idfm@ku.com.au. This email must contain the Case ID, the reason that IDF was not claimed within the 60-day timeframe and confirmation that IDF is still required for all weekly approved hours, as stated in the Approval Letter.
  • The session report for the week has not been submitted or processed. If a service submits session reports after Sunday, or the service has submitted and amended sessions for that week ending, the service must wait at least 48hrs before submitting the claim. Claims can be cancelled and resubmitted if this occurs.

Where the service is eligible to claim, please take any action required. If the claim returns a ‘rejected’ status for a second time, complete the Inclusion Support Contact Form to request assistance from the IS Portal Help Desk to rectify the rejected Claim for Payment.

Assessing Applications

Early childhood and child care (ECEC) Services, including Outside School Hours Care, are essential services for children and families, which have continued to operate during the COVID 19 pandemic. The demand for support through the Inclusion Support Program has resulted in an unprecedented high volume of applications being submitted for Inclusion Development Fund (IDF) support. Applications are being assessed in line with the ISP Guidelines, as efficiently as possible, but unfortunately this is currently not within the usual timeframes for all streams of IDF support. The IDFM thanks you for your patience at this time.

Innovative Solutions Support changes

Changes to the limits for projects approved under the IDF Innovative Solutions Stream are being introduced to manage the current demand for the Inclusion Development Fund (IDF). These changes will continue to provide equitable access to this unique and flexible funding support for all eligible early childhood and child care (ECEC) services, while ensuring the responsible management of available funds within the capped Inclusion Support Program. Please use this link for further information.