Where a service has commenced operating under the CCMS, for the purpose of CCB, additional absences are absences for specified reasons when a child is absent on a day on which care would otherwise have been provided if the child was not absent, and the family is charged for that care. Additional absences can only be claimed when a family has used all of their initial 42 absence days (1.1.A.05). CCB is payable for all additional absences and there is no limit on the number of additional absence days a recipient may claim, providing the absence days are taken for specified reasons and supporting documentation, where required, is provided.
Specified reasons are:
Act reference: FAAct section 10 Effect of absence of child from care of approved child care service other than an approved occasional care service
Last reviewed: 6 April 2009