The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. CCS - individual confirmation of enrolment

Individual confirmation process

After the approved provider (1.1.A.90) submits an enrolment notice (4.13.1) for a child in the CCSS, the individual (1.1.I.90) will be notified and asked to review the enrolment details. The individual must action this request as a pre-condition to determinations of entitlement (1.1.E.30) being made for sessions of care (1.1.S.40) reported under that enrolment (1.1.E.25).

This process will confirm that the individual indicated in the enrolment notice, or their partner (1.1.P.30), is liable to pay for care provided to the child under the enrolment, which is a CCS eligibility requirement.

Additionally, as individuals' CCS or ACCS entitlement is paid directly to approved providers on their behalf, the parent (1.1.P.10) confirmation process allows inaccurate enrolment details, and enrolments submitted either in error, or fraudulently, to be identified and corrected before entitlement is paid.

This process will usually occur through Centrelink online, in person or over the phone.

The enrolment confirmation process requires the individual to do one of the following:

  • confirm the enrolment - if they agree that the details are correct
  • indicate one or more details are incorrect - if they do not reflect their arrangement with the provider, or
  • indicate the child is not enrolled at the service.

The approved provider will be notified of the outcome following the individual's action.

The approved provider can begin submitting session reports (1.1.S.35) before the individual reviews or confirms the enrolment. Once the enrolment is confirmed, the individual's CCS or ACCS entitlement will be calculated for sessions submitted and payments can begin.

Notifications to parents & providers following enrolment notice updates

The individual will receive a notification from Centrelink when their enrolment is updated by their approved provider, however they will not be required to respond to the update unless they disagree with the update, where they believe it does not reflect the terms of the CWA. The provider will be notified if an individual disputes an update to an enrolment, and no entitlements of determination will be made until a new update has been provided (that is, the details of the enrolment notice have been corrected).

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 67CD(11) Notice requiring information about enrolments, section 67CD(1) Preconditions for making determinations

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6.5 CCS - requirements relating to CWA, 4.13.1 CCS enrolment notices, CCS - CWA enrolment

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