New Child Care Subsidy rate confirmed, and due to commence 1 July 2019

New Child Care Subsidy rate confirmed, and due to commence 1 July 2019

by Freya Lucas

June 20, 2019

The Federal Department of Education has confirmed the revised Child Care Subsidy (CCS) rates which will take effect from 1 July 2019.

 

The percentage of CCS to which a family is entitled will continue to be based on combined annual income, and has been adjusted in accordance with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

 

For the 2019/20 financial year, the following income thresholds will apply from 1 July 2019:

Source: CCS 2019 review factsheet

 

There is no annual cap for most families receiving Child Care Subsidy. The income threshold at which an annual cap does apply, and the value of the cap, are adjusted annually in accordance with CPI. The table below shows how the annual cap applies from 1 July 2019.

Source: CCS 2019 review factsheet

The hourly rate caps are the maximum hourly rate used to calculate families’ Child Care Subsidy for each service type. The hourly rate caps are adjusted annually in accordance with CPI. The table below shows the hourly rate caps that apply from 1 July 2019.

Source: CCS 2019 review factsheet

 

A fact sheet in relation to the above is available here.

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