INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES! CHILD CARE SUBSIDY DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING!
This is an important
reminder for all families about the next deadline for balancing Child
Care Subsidy (CCS).
There are two
important deadlines that fall on 30 June 2021:
confirmed their 2018-19 income before the first deadline on 31 March
2021. Any families who still haven't confirmed their 2018-19 income must
do so by the second deadline on 30 June 2021. If they don't, they may
need to pay back all the CCS they got in 2018–19.
Many families have
confirmed their 2019-20 income already. If they haven't, they must do so
by the first deadline on 30 June 2021. If they don't, their CCS will
stop and they'll need to pay full fees for child care.
How do families
confirm their income?
You can inform
families they confirm their income by: lodging their tax return, or
telling Services Australia they don’t need to lodge a tax return.
Families can complete an Advise of non-lodgement of tax return using
their Centrelink online account through myGov or through the Express
Plus Centrelink mobile app. They’ll need to do this even if they’ve
already told the Australian Taxation Office they don’t need to lodge.
If a parent separates
from their partner/s, Services Australia will also need their
ex-partner's income. If a parent is concerned that their ex-partner/s
won't lodge their tax return by the deadline they should call the
As there are two
deadlines occurring at the same time, a short video has been developed
to explain about balancing the two deadlines that fall on 30 June 2021,
the consequences if families miss these deadlines, and what you we can
do to help families not lose CCS.
For More information;
have updated their balancing web page to provide more information. If
families have questions, please direct them to the Services Australia
can start a family's CCS again after they have confirmed their income.
But they can only restart payments from the first day of the next CCS
fortnight, after income has been confirmed. Importantly, if there was a
gap between the CCS stopping and starting again, payments won't be
backdated, the centre must charge full fees for this period.
If families missed
the first deadline, Child Care Subsidy (CCS) payments will have stopped
for any families who missed the first deadline on 31 March 2021 to
confirm 2018–19 income. The centre is required to charge the families
full fees in the event this occurs. Parents can find more information
about this on the Services Australia website.