1.1.E.20 Eligible child care hours (CCB)

Definition

For the purposes of CCB, an applicant's eligible child care hours are the total number of hours in sessions of care:

  • that are provided to the child in the week concerned, and
  • for which the applicant is eligible for CCB.

Approved care

An applicant using approved care (1.1.A.90) can usually receive up to 24 hours of CCB per week.

An applicant using approved care can receive up to 50 hours of CCB per week, if they, and their partner (1.1.P.30) if they have one, undertake the following activities, or a combination of activities, for at least 15 hours per week, or 30 hours per fortnight (i.e. an average of 15 hours per week for 2 consecutive weeks):

  • working or looking for work,
  • working as a volunteer to improve work skills and/or employment prospects,
    • Note: If an applicant, or their partner, undertakes voluntary work, which does not improve work skills or employment prospects, this must be undertaken for at least 15 hours per week, or 30 hours per fortnight to qualify for up to 50 hours of CCB per week.
  • studying or training.

Other circumstances which qualify for up to 50 hours of CCB per week include:

  • either the applicant or partner are disabled, or
  • either the applicant or partner are caring for a disabled (1.1.D.80) child or adult, or
  • either the applicant or partner are the principal carer of their grandchild.

Registered care

An applicant using registered care (1.1.R.20) can receive up to 50 hours of CCB per week if they, and their partner if they have one are:

  • working, or looking for work,
  • working as a volunteer,
    • for at least 15 hours per week, or
    • to improve work skills and/or employment prospects,
  • studying or training
  • disabled, or
  • caring for a disabled (1.1.D.80) child or adult.

Act reference: FAAct section 14 Meaning of satisfies the work/training/study test, section 15 Work/training/study test-recognised work or work related commitments, section 16 Work/training/study test-recognised training commitments, section 17 Work/training/study test-recognised study commitments, section 53 Weekly limit of hours, section 54 Circumstances when a limit of 50 hours applies

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6.3 CCB Eligibility Requirements Relating to Hours, 1.1.T.80 24 hour care, 24 hour care period (CCB), 2.6.6 CCB Eligibility Criteria for 24 Hour Care

Last reviewed: 7 November 2016