1.1.E.50 Exceptional circumstances (CCB)
This provision applies to families who do not satisfy the work/training/study test.
For the purposes of CCB, exceptional circumstances are short-term family crises that result in the parent, and their partner, if they have one, being unable to care for their child for a period longer than 24 hours per week.
Examples: Exceptional circumstances include, but are not limited to:
- short term:
- physical incapacity, or
- episodes of psychological or psychiatric illness, or
- carer responsibilities for other family members,
- serious illness of a sibling,
- intensive medical treatment,
- voluntary work in an emergency or disaster, such as bush fires, storms or floods,
- out of town travel associated with:
- attendance at a funeral or bereavement, or
- resolution of a family member's estate,
- jury duty or appearance as a witness.