What to do if you missed the 2019-20 Child Care Subsidy deadline

3 August 2021

If you got Child Care Subsidy (CCS) in the 2019-20 financial year, the deadline to confirm your income was 30 June 2021.

If you missed this deadline, your CCS will have stopped. This means you may be paying full fees for child care.

How to restart your CCS

You need to confirm your income for 2019-20 so we can balance your CCS. Once we’ve done this, your CCS for the current financial year will restart.

You have until 30 June 2022 to confirm your 2019-20 income. But if there’s a gap between your CCS stopping and starting again, you’ll miss out on CCS for that period.

If you had a partner or an ex-partner during the 2019-20 financial year, they also need to confirm their income.

If you separated during the financial year, call the Families line for assistance.

Even if you’ve already told the ATO you don’t need to lodge a tax return, you need to tell us too, as you need to confirm your final income for the year.

Next steps

Read more about confirming income for the 2019-20 financial year.

Page last updated: 14 September 2021