4.6.3 Registered Care CCB - Individual's Claim

Claim (1.1.C.27) for registered care CCB

To claim reimbursement of their CCB entitlement (1.1.E.30), an individual using registered care (1.1.R.20) must:

  • pay for any child care provided,
  • obtain a receipt:
    • showing that the care has been paid for, and
    • containing details as requested by Centrelink, and
  • lodge a claim form, including their receipts, with Centrelink.

Claims must be made within 12 months of the care being provided.

The following special conditions exist:

  • A child must be fully immunised, on a catch-up schedule according to the current Australian Immunisation Handbook or have a valid exemption at the time a parent claims.
  • CCB arrears are only calculated for weeks when an individual and their partner (1.1.P.30), if they have one, satisfied the work/training/study test, or an exception to the test, for at least part of the week.

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 45 When an individual is eligible for CCB for a past period for care provided by a registered carer

FA(Admin)Act section 49K Restrictions on claim by individual for payment of CCB for past period for care provided by a registered carer

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6.1 CCB Eligibility Criteria for Individuals, 2.6.3 CCB Eligibility Requirements Relating to Hours, Responsibilities of a Registered Carer

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017