What is Child Care Subsidy / CCS Payment?

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is the main way the Australian Government helps families with child care fees. Providers must be approved by the department to receive CCS on behalf of families.
Families must meet eligibility criteria to get CCS payments. The amount of CCS a family can get depends on their individual circumstances, such as family income and parent’s employment, study or other recognised activity.

Additional Child Care Subsidy may be offered to those who need extra help with fees under certain circumstances, e.g. grandparents caring for grandchildren, transitioning from income support, temporary financial hardship, and at-risk or vulnerable children.

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