Aged care means tests

How we assess your income and assets to see if you can get help to pay for aged care.

You need to know

Eligibility

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.

Read more about eligibility

Review of aged care fees

We review aged care fees under the aged care means test every 3 months.

Read more about aged care fees reviews

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.

Read more about your Centrelink payments when you go into aged care

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.

Read more about someone to deal with us for you

Home Care

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.

Read more about the means test assessment for 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.

Read more about financial hardship assistance if you get home care

Residential Care

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.

Read more about the means test for residential care

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.

Read more about financial hardship assistance for residential care recipients

Related payments and services

Page last updated: 4 December 2017