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1.1.C.52 Complying written arrangement (CCS)


A CWA is an arrangement between an approved provider (1.1.A.90) and an individual (1.1.I.90), to provide child care in return for fees. It serves 2 main purposes:

  • a child is taken to have started to be enrolled when an approved provider and individual enter into a CWA, and
  • to be eligible for CCS for a session of care (1.1.S.40), an individual, or their partner (1.1.P.30), must have incurred a liability to pay for the session under a CWA.

Requirements for a CWA are set out in the CCSSecRules, Part 4 Division 1.

Act reference: FAAct section 85BA Eligibility for CCS

FA(Admin)Act section 200B(3) A written arrangement between …

CCSSecRules section 9 Requirements for complying written arrangements

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6 CCS eligibility, 4.6 CCS - individual's claims & payments

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