How we assess your income and assets to see if you can get help to pay for aged care.
You need to know
To be able to get help paying for aged care you need an assessment from an Aged Care Assessment Team and an aged care means test from us.
Review of aged care fees
We review aged care fees under the aged care means test every 3 months.
Your Centrelink payments when you go into aged care
Most people keep getting the same amount of pension after they move into an aged care home.
Someone to deal with us for you
You can choose someone to deal with us for you if you're in residential aged care or getting a home care package.
Home care is where you get aged care services in your own home.
Read more about help at home on the My Aged Care website.
Aged care means test assessment for home care
We assess your income to work out if you can get help with home care.
Financial hardship assistance if you get home care
You may be able to get help from us if you're having trouble paying your home care fees.
Residential Care is where you live in an aged care home.
Read more about residential care on the My Aged Care website.
Aged care means test for residential care
We assess your income and assets to work out if you can get help with residential aged care accommodation.
Financial hardship assistance if you're in residential aged care
You may be able to get help from us if you’re having trouble paying your fees for residential aged care.