Aged care means tests

Review of aged care fees

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

This means we:

  • look at changes to your care needs or financial position
  • set your fees for the next 3 months
  • work out if you should get any refunds

Your new fees start each year on:

  • 1 January
  • 20 March
  • 1 July
  • 20 September

Asking us to review your aged care fees

You can ask us to review your aged care fees if you have a change of circumstances. This could be a change of income or in the value of your assets.

When we’ve done the review we send letters to:

  • you and your nominee to let you know if your fees will change
  • your aged care provider

If the fee changes, we’ll start your new rate from the date of the review.

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Page last updated: 5 December 2018