4.6.3 Registered Care CCB - Individual's Claim

Note: From 2 July 2018 there will be a new Child Care Package. As part of the changes CCB will cease on 1 July 2018. This includes CCB for registered care.

Families will have until 30 June 2019 to present registered care receipts to DHS for registered care that has taken place up to and including 1 July 2018.

To find out more, and to estimate what the new subsidy might be, please go to the Department of Education and Training's The New Child Care Package page.

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: 2 January 2018