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Changes to aged care means test for Residential Care

From 1 January 2016, rental income is included in the aged care means test for new Residential Care recipients and some existing Residential Care recipients.

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Increasing Choice in Home Care reform is coming

From 27 February 2017, older Australians gain more flexibility when accessing Home Care.

Improving the Viability Supplement

From 1 January 2017, Viability Supplement eligibility is determined by the Modified Monash Model (MMM).

Income and asset test changes for aged care residents

People who enter residential aged care after 1 January 2017 and rent out their former home will have their income and assets assessed under new rules.

Quarterly review January 2017

The quarterly review ran on 14 January 2017, with effect from 1 January 2017.

Changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)

From 1 January 2017, there are changes to scoring and questions for the ACFI.

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