3.5.2.30 ACCS (transition to work) - Activity Test

Summary

This topic explains how the CCS activity test applies to ACCS (transition to work).

Activity test for ACCS (transition to work)

The number of hours of care available to an individual (1.1.I.90) under ACCS (transition to work) are the number of hours the individual is eligible for under CCS, including any CCSMinRules or exceptional circumstances results. The number of eligible hours is determined by the CCS activity test, an individual must meet the first step of the activity test to be eligible for ACCS (transition to work).

If the individual is a member of a couple (1.1.M.50), the lowest of the 2 activity results is the hours of care the individual is eligible for. If, however, an individual applying for ACCS (transition to work) does a minimum of 8 hours of activity a fortnight, but due to their partner's undertaking less than 8 hours of activity with an activity test result of 24 hours, they will still be eligible for ACCS (transition to work) but will only receive ACCS (transition to work) for up to 24 hours per fortnight due to the partner result.

ACCS (transition to work) is only payable for the hours of care determined by the CCS activity test. If an individual's child attends more sessions of care (1.1.S.40) than the hours they are eligible for they will not receive assistance under CCS or ACCS for the additional hours.

Example: An individual may have an activity test result of 36 hours of care per fortnight but elect to use 40 hours of care (four 10 hours sessions). They will receive the subsidy for 36 hours but will need to pay the full fees for the additional 4 hours they use (40 − 36 = 4 hours).

Act reference: FAAct Schedule 2 clause 14 Minister's rules result

CCSMinRules section 39(4) The Minister's rules result for the individual …

Policy reference: FA Guide 3.5.2.10 CCS - Activity Test - General, 3.5.5 CCS & ACCS - Exceptional Circumstances

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018