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3.2.2 Basic Fee

All residents pay the basic fee, also known as resident contribution (the basic fee is also payable by continuing care residents see topic 3.4.2).

Basic fees are indexed in March and September each year. Aged care providers and residents are advised by the DHS of the actual rates that apply to each resident.

DVA pays the basic fee for Australian former prisoners of war.

3.2.2.1 Rates of Basic Fee

The standard resident contribution will be 85 per cent of the basic age pension amount for all residents.