How to apply
You will apply for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) via your MyGov Account, which is linked to Centrelink. Do this as soon as you know when you might be sending your little one into care so that it is all set up and ready to go for your child’s first day.
Don’t necessarily wait until you’ve found a centre that you are happy with. The entire process may take between four and six weeks, and if it’s not set up when you begin care, you may be paying full fees until it’s all complete.
Check out the video to see how to apply for the CCS online in five easy steps. You can then track the progress of your claim online, every step of the way.
Apply for the Child Care Subsidy in five easy steps
Five easy steps to apply for the Child Care Subsidy
- Sign into your MyGov Account and go to Centrelink.
- From the menu select ‘Payment and Claims’, ‘Claims’ and then ‘Make a claim’.
- Under ‘Families’ select ‘get started’.
- Answer all the questions.
- Press submit.
Once your child is enrolled you will need to confirm your Complying Written Agreement (CWA) through MyGov (this may take 24 hours from when you approve it through Xplor). This needs to be done so you to start receiving your CCS from your first day.
Our Family Support Team are here ready to help guide you along the way. Contact us today to start your journey with us.
Need help setting up a MyGov account?
We have supported thousands of families through the CCS application process before and understand it can be a lengthy process to complete.
Our Family Support Team are here every step of the way to support you through this process if you have any questions. Call us on 1800 517 040 so we can help you apply for the CCS today.
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