Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is an Australia Government assistance to help parents/guardians with the cost of child care. Here's how you can claim CCS:

Step 1: Check your eligibility
Before you start the CCS claim process, make sure you're eligible to receive the subsidy. To be eligible, you must be responsible for paying childcare fees for a child who's enrolled in an approved childcare service, and you must meet certain residency and immunisation requirements. You can find more information about eligibility criteria on the Services Australia website.

Step 2: Register for MyGov
To claim CCS, you'll need to have a MyGov account. MyGov is a secure online service that allows you to access multiple government services with one login. If you don't already have a MyGov account, you can create one by visiting the MyGov website and following the registration process.

Step 3: Link your MyGov account to Centrelink
Once you have a MyGov account, you'll need to link it to your Centrelink account. To do this, log in to your MyGov account, select the Centrelink icon, and follow the prompts to link your account.

Step 4: Complete the CCS claim form
Once your MyGov and Centrelink accounts are linked, you can access the CCS claim form. The form will ask you to provide information about your child, your childcare service, and your income. You'll also need to provide supporting documents, such as proof of income and immunisation records. You can complete the form online or submit a paper form.

Step 5: Submit your claim
Once you've completed the CCS claim form and provided all the necessary documentation, you can submit your claim. If you've submitted your claim online, you'll receive a confirmation email with a receipt number. If you've submitted a paper form, you'll need to mail it to the address provided on the form.

Step 6: Wait for your CCS approval
After you've submitted your CCS claim, Services Australia will assess your eligibility and notify you of your subsidy entitlement. This process can take up to four weeks, so be patient and keep an eye out for any correspondence from Services Australia.

By following these steps, you can claim CCS and receive financial support to help cover the cost of childcare for your child. If you have any questions about the CCS claim process, don't hesitate to contact Services Australia or speak with us.