Care recipients generally need 2 assessments to access a government subsidised Residential Care Package.
The combined Assets and Income (Means) Test assessment is used to determine the daily rate of aged care fees payable by a care recipient who is planning to enter, or is currently residing in, a residential aged care home.
There are various aged care fees and charges that may apply.
The Aged Care Fee Estimator on the My Aged Care website can help care recipients estimate the fees and charges they need to pay for aged care.
Aged care fees for care recipients are reviewed quarterly and come into effect on 1 January, 20 March, 1 July and 20 September each year.
The annual and lifetime caps applied to means-tested residential care fees.
You can view and print your monthly payment statements with details of the Australian Government subsidy for your clients who receive residential care.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019