3.7.2 Payment Rates for ACCS (transition to work)

Introduction

This section outlines the payment rates for ACCS (transition to work).

Payment rates for ACCS (transition to work)

ACCS (transition to work) subsidy rate is up to 95% of the actual fee charged by an approved provider (1.1.A.90), up to 95% of the relevant CCS hourly rate cap (3.5.3) and depends on the type of approved child care that an individual (1.1.I.90) is using and the child's age (age not relevant for FDC or IHC). There are no provisions to enable ACCS (transition to work) to be paid at a rate higher than 95%.

The types of care include:

  • centre-based day care,
  • outside school hours care
  • family day care, and
  • in home care.

The hourly rate cap is designed to provide support to those families that are genuinely in need within appropriate financial limits.

Where the approved provider charges under the hourly rate cap, the individual will be responsible for paying the remaining 5% of the fee charged.

Where the approved provider charges above the hourly rate cap, the individual will be responsible for paying the remaining 5% of the hourly rate cap and the full difference between the hourly rate cap and the fee charged by the provider.

Note: The CCS hourly rate caps will be increased by the CPI at the commencement of each financial year.

Act reference: FAAct Schedule 2 clause 7 Amount of ACCS (transition to work)

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018