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Individuals

Centrelink online accounts and Express Plus Centrelink mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Child Support online accounts and Express Plus Child Support mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Business
Medicare Compensation Recovery

Paying back care costs

When your claim reaches settlement or judgment and is more than $5,000 including legal costs, you must repay all care costs relating to your injury or illness.

Care costs include:

  • nursing home benefits,
  • residential care subsidies, and
  • home care subsidies

You must tell us if these care costs relate to your compensation claim. We’ll send a declaration form with your Medicare history statement.

You must tell us on the declaration:

  • if you used a nursing home, residential care, or received home care for your injury or illness, and
  • the name of the care facility

Reviews

If you disagree with the care costs amount on your notice of past benefits, you can ask for a review by writing to the Medicare Compensation recovery team.

Your doctor may need to give evidence that:

  • the care costs don’t relate to your compensation, or
  • only a percentage of care costs relates to your injury or illness

Page last updated: 12 May 2018