1.1.R.10 Reconciliation (CCS)
For the purposes of CCS, reconciliation of entitlement occurs when the CCS claimant meets the reconciliation conditions. Reconciliation involves reviewing CCS weekly entitlement (1.1.E.30) decisions for an individual (1.1.I.90) for an income year. Reconciliation can only occur once an individual (and their partner (1.1.P.30) or partners) has settled their tax affairs, usually by lodging a tax return, or a non-lodgement advice to the ATO, where the individual is not required to lodge a tax return.
The primary information used for the reconciliation process for CCS includes:
- the individual's (and any partners) adjusted ATI (1.1.A.20) (usually supplied by the ATO), and
- session reports (1.1.S.35) submitted by approved providers for sessions of care (1.1.S.40) provided in the relevant income year (1.1.R.23).
An individual's ongoing entitlement and eligibility for CCS is affected where individuals do not meet the reconciliation conditions by certain times. Reconciliation ensures individuals have received their correct entitlement for the relevant income year. If an individual has been underpaid, a top-up payment by Centrelink will be credited to their nominated bank account. If they have been overpaid, Centrelink will contact them to make recovery arrangements.
Note: CCS overpayments can be recovered through the tax system.