Changes to Child Care Subsidy
Did you know that (CCS Childcare Subsidy) is changing this month?
There are two significant changes to CCS.
The annual cap for all families who receive CCS will be removed.
From 10 December 2021, the annual cap for all families earning over $190,015 (2021–22 terms) will be removed. This gives families more choice about work and care.
If a family has already reached the CCS annual cap before 10 December their CCS may have stopped. Services Australia will automatically reassess their CCS entitlement for this time. They will back pay CCS for affected sessions of care.
Families with more than one child in care
From 7 March 2022, families with more than one child aged 5 or under in care will get a higher subsidy for their second child and younger children.
The standard rate child will get the standard CCS rate. This is usually the eldest CCS-eligible child aged 5 or under in the family. Younger children will get a higher subsidy.
Families may be eligible if they:
- earn less than $354,305
- have more than one child aged 5 or under in child care.
Eligible higher rate children will receive a 30% higher subsidy, up to a maximum 95%.
Families will continue to receive their income tested CCS rate for all children. Children eligible for the higher rate will have the increase automatically included in their CCS percentage reported to services.
For further information about the changes to CCS click here