18.104.22.168 CCS - individual only eligible for session of care for nominated child
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 families with an annual ATI (1.1.A.20) of more than $189,390* and up to $353,680*, there is an annual subsidy cap of $10,560* per year per child. ACCS is not included in the calculation of the annual subsidy cap.
*These amounts are correct for 2020-21 and may be subject to adjustment through indexation in subsequent years.
Families should monitor the claiming of the CCS of nominated children subject to the annual subsidy cap. Care should be taken when nominating a child for sessions of care throughout the year when a family's annual income is near or above the threshold amount.
When there are multiple children being supported by the family rate of CCS for IHC and the nominated child reaches the annual cap, the family and the IHC approved child care service may amend the enrolment (1.1.E.25) to change the nominated child for future sessions of care.
Act reference: CCSMinRules Part 2 Division 5 Requirements for eligibility for in home care