The Government also assists with Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) for the following situations –
- Grandparents – assist families where you or your partner is a grandparent (or great-grandparent), have 65% of care or more for a child, and also receive an income support payment. ACCS (Grandparents) fully covers Kinda Kapers fees for 100 hours per fortnight. See this link for more information
- Transition to Work – assists low-income families to cover child care costs while parents either work or seek employment, study or complete training activities to make them more employable. Eligible families receive a CCS percentage of 95%. See the this link for more information.
- Temporary Financial Hardship – assists families if you have experienced temporary financial hardship due to an event that happened in the last 6 months and have a substantially reduced ability to pay child care fees. Examples may be loss of job, a sudden illness, death of partner, and others. ACCS (TFH) fully covers Kinda Kapers fees for 100 hours per fortnight for 13 weeks. See this link for more information
Applying for ACCS is a separate ‘claim’ made through your myGov portal or directly at Centrelink. You will likely require supporting documents to prove your eligibility.
Please contact us if you would like further information!