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3.3.2 Who can be asked to meet their accommodation costs

A resident’s assessable income and assets are applied to determine an income tested amount and an asset tested amount. These amounts are added together to produce a relevant means tested amount. This process is the same as for the means tested care fee.

The resident’s relevant means tested amount is then compared to the maximum Government Supplement available to the aged care home to determine the type and how much the person needs to pay towards their accommodation.


Payment Types

Who pays

Accommodation Payment

residents with sufficient income and assets not eligible for Government assistance for accommodation costs

Accommodation Contribution

residents with moderate income and assets who are eligible for Government assistance with accommodation costs

An amount payable by care recipients for their accommodation costs in an aged care facility. Post 1 July 2014, accommodation payment refers to the amount payable by those who are not eligible for Government assistance towards their accommodation costs. It is also used as a collective term for accommodation bond and accommodation charge.