Since 1 July 2014, annual and lifetime caps apply to the income-tested care fee in home care packages, and means-tested care fee for residential care.
We pay the accommodation supplement to aged care providers to help with accommodation costs for some aged care recipients.
The annual and lifetime caps follow a care recipient as they move between providers, services and care types.
Caps are reconciled as part of monthly claims processing. If the cap is reached in the month being processed, the care recipient and service are notified after the claim is finalised.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019