7.1.3 FA Debts - Approved Child Care Services

Introduction

This section covers information on overpayments of CCB to approved child care services (1.1.A.90).

CCB debts recoverable even if service no longer operates

A debt (1.1.D.60) is still recoverable if:

  • a child care service has been overpaid, but
  • the service:
    • is no longer approved, or
    • no longer operates the service concerned.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 69 Special provisions relating to approved child care services

Recoverable CCB debts

The following table shows how overpayments to approved child care services may occur.

If the service…

Then the amount of the recoverable debt is…

certifies a rate, knowing the reason for certifying the rate does not apply in respect of the child or individual and CCB is paid because of the certificate,

the difference between the amount paid and the amount that would have been paid if the service had not certified the rate.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 71E

has received a CCB advance, and the service's approval is suspended or cancelled,

the amount of the advance that has not been used by the service to reimburse itself for care provided at reduced fees.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 71G(3)

commits more than 18% for SCCB, which exceeds its reporting period limit, resulting in payment of an amount of CCB,

Note: The service can apply to get the 18% limit increased. This policy applies if the 18% limit is not increased.

the amount inappropriately committed.

Example: John receives SCCB of $500. If he normally received no CCB, the inappropriate approval is $500, which is the recoverable amount. If John normally receives $173.50 CCB, the inappropriate approval is $500 (amount of approval) minus $173.50 (his normal CCB amount). The recoverable amount is therefore $326.50.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 71H

Last reviewed: 1 July 2015