2.8.3 ACCS (temporary financial hardship)


ACCS (temporary financial hardship) is designed to provide support to families who are experiencing significant financial stress due to circumstances beyond their control. This extra assistance will help ensure continuity of care for children and ensure that families are provided with support when they need it most.

Individuals (1.1.I.90) will receive the ACCS (temporary financial hardship) payment equal to the actual fee charged, up to 120% of the CCS hourly rate cap (1.1.H.20), for up to 100 hours per fortnight. The family will not have to meet activity test requirements. ACCS (temporary financial hardship) will be provided for a maximum of 13 weeks per temporary financial hardship circumstance.

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