If you received Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for the 2018-19 financial year, you must confirm your income to Centrelink by 31 March 2021. If you don’t confirm your income by 31 March 2021, your CCS will reduce to 0%. This means you’ll need to pay full fees for your child care.
If you confirm your income after 31 March 2021, Centrelink can start your CCS again, but if there’s a gap between your CCS stopping and starting again, you’ll miss out on CCS for that time.
How to confirm your income:
You need to either:
– Lodge your tax return with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
– Tell Centrelink you don’t need to lodge one and confirm your income online.
If you have a partner, they’ll need to do this too. If you separated during the year, Centrelink will also need your ex-partner’s income.
For more information, please use your Centrelink online account through myGov, or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.