CCS - relevant arrangement enrolment


A 'relevant arrangement' refers to an arrangement between a provider and individual, for the care of a child, other than a CWA. As neither the individual (1.1.I.90) nor their partner (1.1.P.30) has incurred a liability to pay fees under a CWA, no individual can be eligible for CCS for sessions of care (1.1.S.40) provided under a relevant arrangement.

A relevant arrangement enrolment (1.1.E.25) might be used where the family is not eligible for CCS or does not wish to claim CCS.

Providers (1.1.A.90) are required to submit an enrolment notice if they enter into a relevant arrangement to provide care to a child, although less information is needed than for a CWA enrolment. Relevant arrangement enrolments do not require a parent (1.1.P.10) or child CRN (as there is no need to link to the individual's eligibility and entitlement (1.1.E.30) information), details of routine sessions of care and usual fees, and do not require parent confirmation.

Providers should only establish a relevant arrangement if the individual has stated they do not want their eligibility and entitlement for CCS to be determined for any sessions of care that will be provided under that arrangement.

A relevant arrangement enrolment cannot be changed into a CWA enrolment (or any other type of enrolment). Where a provider and individual have a relevant arrangement in place and later create a CWA (for example, because the family now wishes to claim CCS), the provider must create a new CWA enrolment.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 200A(3) Notice if relevant arrangement entered into

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6.1 CCS eligibility

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