Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is the payment made by Government to assist families with the costs of child care. It is paid directly to the service and passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families are required to make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay the service the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount. The service is not directly involved in the calculation of a family’s entitlements this is a matter between the family and Centrelink.
The family is responsible for ensuring that Centrelink has processed their information and they have logged on through MyGov to confirm their enrolment at the service. Families should ensure they provide true and complete information to Centrelink for the purposes of claiming CCS. This is a legal requirement of families, and the provision of incorrect information may result in families incurring debts that need to be recovered at a later date by Centrelink and/or the service.
In the event of a dispute between Centrelink and the family or the failure of Centrelink to make a payment of subsidy to the family full fees are payable until such time as the subsidy is reinstated.
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