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).