What aged care fees and charges can we fund?

Fees and charges Responsibility pre-transition to NDIS Responsibility post-transition to NDIS

Basic Daily (Care) Fee

Resident’s responsibility towards day to day living costs such as meals, cleaning, laundry, heating and cooling.

Resident It is the responsibility of the participant. We will not reimburse this cost.

Basic Care Subsidy

Determined by the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). Government contribution towards the costs of the resident’s day to day care and support needs.

Department of Health NDIS – Cross Billing (as a stated item in a participant’s plan).
Must be Agency managed.
 

Accommodation Supplement

Government contribution towards the cost of the resident’s accommodation.

Department of Health NDIS – Cross Billing (as a stated item in a participant’s plan).
Must be Agency managed.
 

Other Supplements

Various supplements to cover the additional cost of care and support. For example, rural and remote loading.

Department of Health NDIS – Cross Billing (as a stated item in a participant’s plan).
Must be Agency managed.

DoH supplements

Some payments made under the Aged Care Act 1997 will remain the responsibility of the Department of Health:

  • Homeless Supplement
  • Oxygen Supplement
  • Veterans Supplement
Department of Health NDIS will not be responsible for these supplements.

Means Tested Care Fee (MTCF)*

(Income Tested Care Fee)

Resident’s contribution to the RACF for the cost of care, support and accommodation depending on their income and assets.

Cannot be more than the amount detailed in Services Australia letter.
*means tested by Services Australia.

Learn more about how residential aged care fees are calculated from the Department of Health .

Resident NDIS – funded in a participant’s plan.
Can be:
  • Self-managed
  • Plan managed

Daily Accommodation Payment / Daily Accommodation Contribution / Accommodation Charge

Resident’s contribution to the RACF for accommodation costs.
An Accommodation Charge or Daily Accommodation Contribution amount will be set and advised by the DoH via an Aged Care Fees Advice letter.

Fees can be paid in a variety of different ways as detailed in the residential agreement between the participant and the RACF.

If the residential agreement states the resident is paying a Daily Accommodation Payment, we will pay this fee up to a reasonable and necessary amount of $21,510.52 pa. The determination of, and justification for this amount is supported by the following documents:

  • Residential Aged Care Fees letter
  • Last six months’ invoices for the participant.
Resident NDIS – funded in a participant’s plan.
Can be:
  • Self-managed
  • Plan managed

Extra/Additional Services Fee

Residents can pay these fees if they choose a higher standard of accommodation or extra services. Fees vary from home to home.

Resident NDIS will not reimburse this cost. It is the responsibility of the participant.
This page current as of
30 September 2020
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