Calculating your costs for a Home Care Package

We assess your income to work out how much you need to pay for a Home Care Package.

The deeming rates we use to assess your income are being lowered. Read more about changes to the deeming rates.

We add up all your earnings, including any:

  • deemed income from financial assets
  • money or assets you’ve gifted in the last 5 years.

If you’re in a couple, we count your partner’s income too. We:

  • add what they earn to what you earn
  • divide the total by 2 to get the amount we use as your income.

Read about what income gets assessed on the My Aged Care website.

Page last updated: 15 July 2019

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