1.1.C.27 Claim (CCB)

Definition: claim for approved care fee reduction

For the purposes of CCB, a claim for approved care by fee reduction refers to an individual's request to Centrelink for an assessment of:

  • their eligibility for CCB,
  • their CCB %,
  • the weekly limit of hours, and
  • whether the child is a school child.

If the individual meets all the eligibility requirements and provides all of the necessary information, the claim results in the reduction of the fees they pay to their child care centre. The claim can be lodged:

  • by mail,
  • over the counter, or
  • if the individual is an FTB individual, by telephone.

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6 CCB Eligibility, 3.5 CCB Rate Calculation, 4.6 CCB - Individual's Claims & Payments

Definition: CCB claim for approved care lump sum

For the purposes of CCB, a claim for approved care as a lump sum refers to an individual's request to Centrelink for payment of their approved care CCB entitlement in one lump sum. This request is to be submitted after the completion of the relevant financial year. The individual and their partner, if they have one, should have lodged their tax return with the ATO, if required to lodge, for their entitlement to be calculated. The claim can be lodged:

  • by mail, or
  • over the counter.

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6 CCB Eligibility, 3.5 CCB Rate Calculation, 4.6 CCB - Individual's Claims & Payments

Definition: claim for registered care CCB

For the purposes of CCB, a claim for registered care refers to an individual's written request to Centrelink for payment of their registered care CCB entitlement. A claim is to be submitted with receipts from the service provider covering the period for which the individual is seeking CCB. Individual must claim their CCB entitlement within 12 months of the care being provided. The claim can be lodged:

  • by mail, or
  • over the counter.

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6 CCB Eligibility, 3.5 CCB Rate Calculation, 4.6 CCB - Individual's Claims & Payments

Last reviewed: 20 September 2016