Additional Child Care Subsidy

Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) gives some families extra assistance with the cost of approved child care.

Eligibility basics

  • meet the eligibility requirements for Child Care Subsidy, and
  • be an eligible grandparent receiving an income support payment, or
  • be transitioning from certain income support payments to work, or
  • be experiencing temporary financial hardship

You can only receive 1 type of Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) at a time. If you meet the criteria for more than 1 type, we’ll pay you the most beneficial for your circumstances.

Grandparent

Who can get ACCS Grandparent

You need to be eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and meet some extra criteria to be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) Grandparent.

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What evidence you need to give us for ACCS Grandparent

When you apply you’ll need to give us supporting evidence.

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How much ACCS Grandparent you can get

You’ll be able to access 100 hours of subsidised care for your grandchild each fortnight.

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Transition to work

You can apply for this subsidy from 4 June 2018. You can apply online using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Who can get ACCS Transition to work

You need to be eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and meet some extra criteria to be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) Transition to work.

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What counts towards ACCS Transition to work requirements

Studying, looking for a job, working or training all count as activities.

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What evidence you need to give us for ACCS Transition to work

You’ll need to give us evidence when you apply for ACCS Transition to work.

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How much ACCS Transition to work you can get

The amount of ACCS Transition to work we’ll pay depends on your activity level.

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Temporary Financial Hardship

You can apply for this subsidy from 2 July 2018. You can apply online using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Who can get ACCS Temporary Financial Hardship

You need to be eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and meet some extra criteria to be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) Temporary Financial Hardship.

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What evidence you need to give us for ACCS Temporary Financial Hardship

You’ll need to give us evidence when you apply for ACCS Temporary Financial Hardship.

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How much ACCS Temporary Financial Hardship you can get

We’ll only pay ACCS Temporary Financial Hardship for a maximum of 13 weeks per event.

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Page last updated: 11 April 2018