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Requirement to collect income data from self-funded retirees
In association with these changes, Centrelink have been funded to identify self-funded retirees in aged care and will data collect their income information on an on-going basis.
After DVA have identified all DVA income support pensioners (service pensioners , DVA aged pensioners and ISS recipients) and Centrelink have identified all their pensioners and beneficiaries on the data matching file, the remaining residents will largely be self-funded retirees and a small number of unmatched pensioners.
Centrelink will income test newly admitted residents to aged care who are self funded retirees. If the person has been identified as a disability pensioner who has qualifying service DVA will take over the administration of that case. More