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Option not to be income tested
Residents of aged care facilities, whether they are pensioners or self-funded retirees, have the right to request that they not be income tested. If a resident does so, however, he or she may have to pay higher daily fees.
A resident who chooses to opt out of income testing will pay the maximum daily fee of $63.30 indexed ($64.56 from 2 April 1998) or the sum of their basic resident contribution plus the Commonwealth Government funding for their care if this is less.