For the purposes of CCB, the multiple child percentage is a loading applied in determining an applicant's CCB percentage (1.1.C.10). The loading reflects the increased cost when more than one child in a family receives care.
The multiple child percentage applies if more than one child attends the same kind of care in the same week. For CCB, approved LDC, family day care, in-home care, OSHC and vacation care are considered to be one kind of care. Approved occasional care is another kind of care.
The higher CCB percentage is payable for each of the recipient's children attending the same kind of care in the same week.
Act reference: FAAct Schedule 2 clause 5 Multiple child %
Policy reference: FA Guide 184.108.40.206 Calculating the Approved Care Multiple Child Percentage
Last reviewed: 6 April 2009