How the Aged care means tests works.
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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. This person is your nominee.
Aged care financial disclosure
If you're in aged care, your aged care provider might need information about your payments from us and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.