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1.1.S.104 Standard rate child (CCS)

From 10 July 2023 for the purposes of the higher CCS for families with multiple children (1.2.6), a standard rate child is usually the eldest CCS eligible child aged 5 or under.

The standard rate child will get the standard CCS rates.

The following conditions need to be satisfied for a child to be a standard rate child:

  • 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 at least one other child in the same family who is a higher rate child (1.1.H.15)
  • the child must be the eldest child aged 5 or under in the family, unless there are multiple children born on the same day in which case Services Australia will determine a particular child to be the standard rate child.

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