The following table shows:
If an individual receives CCB for…
Then their entitlement is calculated in FAAct…
approved care (FA Guide 1.1.A.90),
registered care (1.1.R.20),
section 83 and 84.
This section contains one topic that explains the general provisions involved in calculating an individual's CCB entitlement, and covers:
The amount of CCB entitlement for approved care is dependent upon:
The following formula is used to determine an individual's CCB entitlement:
Calculating the adjustment percentage is complex and it is advisable to do this first. The calculations involved are detailed in the referenced section.
Act reference: FAAct section 71 Weekly limit on CCB for care provided by an approved child care service, section 72 Weekly limit on rate of fee reductions while individual is conditionally eligible for care provided by an approved child care service, section 73 Rate of fee reductions or CCB-individual conditionally eligible or eligible under section 43, section 74 Rate of CCB-individual eligible under section 44, Schedule 2 CCB rate calculator
Policy reference: FA Guide 3.5.2 Calculating Approved Care CCB Entitlement
For the purposes of calculating their CCB entitlement, an individual using an approved service (1.1.A.90) automatically has a taxable income percentage of 100% if:
Act reference: FAAct Schedule 2 clause 7 Method of calculating taxable income %
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.12 Employment Income Nil Rate Period
An individual must provide an estimate of their income for the full income year to Centrelink before their entitlement is assessed if they:
The individual is responsible for the accuracy of the estimate and can vary the estimate at any time. If the individual's income estimate increases during the income year, the individual may choose to receive an adjusted rate (1.1.A.45) of CCB, which will reduce or recover any potential overpayment.
An individual need not provide an income estimate if they want to claim:
An individual using registered care is eligible for the registered care rate of CCB, regardless of their income. CCB entitlement for registered care is dependent on the number of hours of care used. The following formula is used to determine an individual's CCB entitlement for a week:
Act reference: FAAct section 83 Rate of child care benefit for care provided by registered carer, section 84 Weekly limit on child care benefit for care provided by a registered carer
All CCB rates are indexed in July each year using the CPI and for CCB purposes takes effect on the first Monday of the income year. A week for the purposes of CCB and CCR commences on a Monday.
Act reference: FAAct Schedule 4 clause 3 CPI Indexation Table, section 3(6) A week, for the purposes of CCB...
Policy reference: FA Guide 18.104.22.168 CCB Entitlement Variations - Individuals Using an Approved Service, 22.214.171.124 Adjusted Rate of CCB, 126.96.36.199 No CCB as Reduced Fees - Any CCB Entitlement at End of Year
Last reviewed: 12 August 2013