Request an income test assessment

The care recipient does not need to complete an Aged Care Fees Income Assessment form if they receive a means tested Australian income support payment.

The care recipient does not need to complete an Aged Care Fees Income Assessment form if they receive a means tested Australian income support payment such as:

  • Age Pension or Disability Support Pension, or
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Service Pension or Income Support Supplement

We and DVA will have sufficient information to work out the care recipient’s income tested fees.

The care recipient needs to complete an Aged Care Fees Income Assessment form to request financial assistance if they are a self funded retiree or receive a non-income tested government payment such as:

  • Age Pension (Blind), Disability Support Pension (Blind), Carer Allowance, or Mobility Allowance, or
  • DVA Disability Pension or War Widow’s Pension and do not receive the Income Support Supplement with these pensions

This information about the care recipient’s income will help us and DVA work out their income tested fees.

If the care recipient completes the Aged Care Fees Income Assessment form before commencing a Home Care Package, the initial fee notification advice they receive will be valid for 120 days. However if there is a significant change in their circumstances, the care recipient needs to notify us.

Page last updated: 19 February 2016

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