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1.1.H.15 Higher rate child (CCS)

For the purposes of the higher CCS for families with multiple children (1.2.6), a higher rate child is entitled to a higher rate of subsidy calculated using a separate income test (3.5).

The following conditions need to be satisfied for a child to be a higher rate child for a session of care provided to that child in a CCS fortnight:

  • an individual or their partner must be eligible for CCS in relation to the child
  • the family must earn below $362,408
  • there must be another child in the same family who is a standard rate child (1.1.S.104)
  • the higher rate child must be 5 years old or under on the first Monday of the CCS fortnight.

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