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Income-tested care fee

An income assessment determines if you need to pay this fee

What is a means-tested care fee

If your income is over the maximum income for a full pensioner you will be asked to add a means-tested contribution to your package.

While your personal financial situation won’t affect your eligibility for an HCP, you will be required to undergo a financial assessment, so the Government can work out how much to allocate to you.

How much would I need to pay?

You could pay between $15.43–$30.46 per day if you:

  • are single earning over $53,731.60
  • are a member of a couple living together earning over $41,121.60
  • are a member of a couple living apart due to illness earning over $53,211.60

What if I can’t afford this fee plus the basic daily fee?

Many providers charging a basic daily fee will negotiate with you to make sure the fees are at a level you can afford. You can also choose a provider that doesn’t charge the basic daily fee so you can keep costs down.


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Home Care Packages

Aged Home Care packages are allocated through the Australian Government’s My Aged Care System. You will need to meet the eligibility criteria and be assessed the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT, or ACAS in Victoria).

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Caters for people with low care needs




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Caters for people with intermediate care needs




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Caters for people with high care needs




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