2.6.6.20 CCS - individual only eligible for session of care for nominated child

Summary

For an individual (1.1.I.90) to claim (1.1.C.27) CCS or ACCS for sessions of care delivered by an IHC approved child care service (1.1.A.90), a child in respect to whom the individual is eligible must be nominated for each session of care (1.1.S.40). The nominated child may be any of the children in the session of care in respect to whom the individual meets the eligibility criteria for CCS or ACCS. The family has the option to nominate the child for each session of care and advise the IHC approved child care service accordingly.

As CCS and ACCS for sessions of care delivered by IHC approved child care services is a family rate, all children in a session of care must be recorded in the session of care with the full fee against the nominated child and $0 against any remaining children.

For the years prior to the 2021-22 financial year, there is an annual subsidy cap of $10,560* per year per child for families with an annual ATI (1.1.A.20) of more than $189,390* and up to $353,680*. ACCS is not included in the calculation of the annual subsidy cap.

For these previous financial years, where there were multiple children being supported by the family rate of CCS for IHC and the nominated child reached the annual cap, the family and the IHC approved child care service could amend the enrolment (1.1.E.25) to change the nominated child for future sessions of care.

*These amounts are correct for 2020-21.

Act reference: CCSMinRules Part 2 Division 5 Requirements for eligibility for in home care

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