The end of financial year marks two important deadlines for families:
- the first deadline for confirming 2020–21 income
- the second deadline for confirming 2019–20 income.
Families must take action by 30 June 2022 to avoid losing CCS or incurring a debt.
2019–20 financial year
Most families confirmed their 2019–20 income before the first deadline on 30 June 2021.
Families who haven’t confirmed their 2019–20 income must do so by 30 June 2022.
If they don’t, they may need to pay back all the CCS they got for 2019–20.
More information about debts is available on Services Australia’s website.
They will also lose their CCS and Additional Child Care Subsidy eligibility from the first CCS fortnight of the 2022–23 financial year.
You will need to direct these families to make a new claim if they wish to get a reduced fee again.
Families can only claim CCS again once they have:
- confirmed their income, and
- repaid any current or previous child care related debt, or
- entered into a repayment arrangement.
Families who miss the second deadline will also miss out on any top up of CCS for which they may have been eligible.
2020–21 financial year
All families must confirm their 2020–21 income before the first deadline on 30 June 2022.
If they don’t, their CCS will stop. This means they’ll need to pay full fees when they use child care.
Services Australia can start a family’s CCS again, but only after they’ve confirmed their income. This means families may miss out on CCS.
How to confirm income
Families confirm their income by: