A Transition Timeline for Families at Your Centre

In 2018, the CCMS will rollover to the CCITS.

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A Transition Timeline for Families at Your Centre

The changes to the Child Care Subsidy require both providers and families to take steps in order to transition to the new package. Child Care Subsidy entitlements will now be paid directly to providers and passed on to families that are eligible for rebates, as confirmed in their Child Care Subsidy assessment.

If you’re a child care centre helping to prepare families for transitioning, here’s a timeline of the different steps involved for different family types.

Family Cohort Types & Transition Steps

  • Families currently claiming Child Care Benefit or Rebate by fee reduction – These families can simply sign into Centrelink through myGov to complete a Child Care Subsidy assessment. Centrelink will advise the family of their eligibility upon completion.
  • Families currently claiming Child Care Benefit or Rebate as a lump sum – From July 2nd, the Child Care Subsidy cannot be claimed as a lump sum. These families are asked to sign into Centrelink through myGov and complete a CCS claim. Once the child’s enrolment is lodged by the service, it will be confirmed in the system.
  • Families receiving Grandparent Child Care Benefit – Beyond claiming a Child Care Subsidy online by signing into their Centrelink online account through myGov, these families should apply for an Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) (grandparent) in the one process. Once complete, Centrelink will process and approve the application.
  • Families currently receiving JETCCFA – Families should sign into Centrelink through myGov and complete an assessment. Centrelink will then write to JETCCFA recipients to invite them to apply for an ACCS (transition to work). Once submitted and approved, entitlements will be paid directly to providers and passed on to recipients.
  • Families currently receiving Special Child Care Benefit (SCCB) Temporary Financial Hardship – All SCCB payments will cease on July 1stand recipients will need to apply for an ACCS (temporary financial hardship) on top of completing a Child Care Subsidy assessment through myGov.
  • Families currently receiving Special Child Care Benefit (SCCB) Child at Risk – All SCCB payments will cease on July 1stand recipients will need to apply for an ACCS (child at risk) on top of their Child Care Subsidy assessment through myGov.
  • New families starting approved child care from April 2018 – New families can claim Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Child Care Subsidy online through Centrelink. If they meet the eligibility requirements, theywill receive the Child Care Benefit and/or Child Care Rebate until 1st July 2018 and then receive the Child Care Subsidy from July 2nd
  • New families starting approved child care on or after July 2nd2018 – New families can claim the Child Care Subsidy online by signing into their Centrelink account through myGov and completing a Child Care Subsidy assessment. Once an enrolment is lodged, it will be confirmed in the CCS IT system.

For more information, Please read the transition fact sheet for families.

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