Resource: Our Guideline – Younger People in Residential Aged Care updated

The NDIA has a set of our guidelines (OGs) that explain how we make decisions.

The OGs are the single source of truth about our decision-making process and make the process more transparent and easier to understand.

We review the OGs on a regular basis to ensure they are up to date and reflect our current policies and practices.

We have updated Our Guideline – Younger People in Residential Aged Care  (YPIRAC OG) to better reflect our commitment that no participant under 65 years needs to live in residential aged care unless there are exceptional circumstances.

What are the updates?

In the YPIRAC OG, we have:

  • Updated the cross-billing arrangements and clarified what aged care fees and charges we fund.
  • Updated the information about the new aged care funding model – Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC). 
  • Included information about the Ability First Australia (AFA) System Coordinator program. The AFA system coordinators help younger people, who are not NDIS participants, to explore alternative home and living options. They also help them to assess their eligibility for the NDIS, where appropriate.

We want to hear from you

If you have any feedback on the YPIRAC OG, or any other OG, please email us at [email protected]