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    Approved child care is care provided by long day care, family day care, in-home care, occasional care, before and after school care, and vacation care approved by the Australian Government to receive CCB on behalf of families.

    If you are unsure whether your child care is approved, contact your child care provider or phone the child care access hotline on Freecall 1800 670 305 (TTY Service Freecall 1800 639 327).

    Child care benefit is a payment made by the Family Assistance Office (FAO) to assist with the cost of child care. If you have used approved child care but not claimed CCB, contact the FAO on Services AustraliaExternal Link or phone 13 61 50.

    CCB entitlement is the amount of CCB you were actually entitled to for each child for the period 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006.

    CCB work/training/study test is administered by the FAO. You pass the test if you are in paid work, are actively looking for paid work, or are studying or training. If you have a spouse, they must also pass the test. If you are unsure whether you passed this test, contact the FAO on Services AustraliaExternal Link or phone 13 61 50.

    Total fees are the amount of CCB paid to your child care provider on your behalf as well as the amount which you pay.

    Last modified: 13 Feb 2019QC 27908