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In Summary

Full age pensioners will pay no means-tested fee 

Annual cap of $25,000 (indexed) and lifetime cap of $60,000 (indexed) on means-tested fees. 

Residential care recipients can be asked to pay: 

  • A basic daily care fee of up to 85 per cent of the single basic age pension  
  • A means-tested fee (if applicable) that covers the accommodation payment and care fees 
  • A residential payment can be paid as a refundable deposit (lump sum), a daily payment or a combination of both 
  • An extra service fee
  • Any other amounts agreed between the care recipient and the approved provider (eg, for provision of pay TV, wine, newspapers and hairdressing services). 
on 12/04/2014 by Super User
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