The unspent home care amount is the total amount of home care subsidy (including any supplements) and home care fees paid (for the period of care) to an approved provider for a care recipient, that have not been spent or committed for the care recipient’s care.
The unspent home care amount is calculated for the period between:
- 1 July 2015, or the date on which the care recipient started receiving home care with your organisation – whichever is later, and
- the date on which your organisation ceased providing home care to the care recipient – the departure (or cessation) day
Read more about managing unspent home care amounts on the Health website.
If a care recipient leaves home care or passes away, you have 70 days to tell us the Commonwealth portion of the unspent home care amount (including nil amounts) through the usual claims process. The Commonwealth portion is recovered in future home care subsidy payments, or through a debt notice.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019