Can I use this CCS calculator if I DON'T meet the Activity Test Requirements?

No! Please DO NOT use this Child Care Subsidy calculator if you DON'T meet the Child Care Subsidy Activity Test Requirements.

Do you have an Excel version of this CCS calculator?

Yes! You can download the free CCS calculator in Excel from this link.

Is this CCS calculator secure?

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Do you have a CCS calculator for In Home Care?

Yes! You can use the online In Home Care Child Care Subsidy Calculator.

Can you provide some examples of how the CCS is calculated?

Let's have a look at the following examples.

Example 1: Family A with a combined family income of $66,000 and meets the activity test so entitled to a subsidy of 85% up to 50 hours per week. The long day care centre charges Family A $110 per day for a 10-hour long day care session.

Calculation:
Step 1: Work out hourly fee = $110 / 10 = $11
Step 2: Work out the hourly subsidy based on the hourly fee = $11 x 85% = $9.35
Step 3: Work out the hourly subsidy based on the hourly fee cap = $ 11.77 x 85% = $10.0045
Step 4: Compare the results from Step 2 and Step 3 and use the less one as the actual hourly subsidy = $9.35
Step 5: Work out the weekly subsidy = $9.35 x 10 x 5 = $467.5
Step 6: Work out the weekly out-of-pocket cost = $110 x 5 - $467.5 = $82.5

Example 2: Family B with a combined family income of $66,000 and meets the activity test so entitled to a subsidy of 85% up to 50 hours per week. The long day care centre charges Family B $150 per day for a 10-hour long day care session.

Calculation:
Step 1: Work out hourly fee = $150 / 10 = $15
Step 2: Work out the hourly subsidy based on the hourly fee = $15 x 85% = $12.75
Step 3: Work out the hourly subsidy based on the hourly fee cap = $ 11.77 x 85% = $10.0045
Step 4: Compare the results from Step 2 and Step 3 and use the less one as the actual hourly subsidy = $10.0045
Step 5: Work out the weekly subsidy = $10.0045 x 10 x 5 = $500.23
Step 6: Work out the weekly out-of-pocket cost = $150 x 5 - $500.23 = $249.77

Example 3: Family C with a combined family income of $66,000 and meets the activity test so entitled to a subsidy of 85% up to 50 hours per week. The family day care charges Family C $110 per day for a 10-hour long day care session.

Calculation:
Step 1: Work out hourly fee = $110 / 10 = $11
Step 2: Work out the hourly subsidy based on the hourly fee = $11 x 85% = $9.35
Step 3: Work out the hourly subsidy based on the hourly fee cap = $ 10.90 x 85% = $9.265
Step 4: Compare the results from Step 2 and Step 3 and use the less one as the actual hourly subsidy = $9.265
Step 5: Work out the weekly subsidy = $9.265 x 10 x 5 = $463.25
Step 6: Work out the weekly out-of-pocket cost = $110 x 5 - $463.25 = $86.75

Example 4: Family D with a combined family income of $185,000 and meets the activity test so entitled to a subsidy of 50% up to 50 hours per week. The long day care centre charges Family D $150 per day for a 10-hour long day care session.

Calculation:
Step 1: Work out hourly fee = $150 / 10 = $15
Step 2: Work out the hourly subsidy based on the hourly fee = $15 x 50% = $7.5
Step 3: Work out the hourly subsidy based on the hourly fee cap = $ 11.77 x 50% = $5.885
Step 4: Compare the results from Step 2 and Step 3 and use the less one as the actual hourly subsidy = $5.885
Step 5: Work out the weekly subsidy = $5.885 x 10 x 5 = $294.25
Step 6: Work out the weekly out-of-pocket cost = $150 x 5 - $294.25 = $455.75