What are variable fees | Compensation and Support Reference Library, Departmental Instructions, 1998, C12/1998 AGED CARE REFORMS , VARIABLE FEES PAYABLE BY SOME PRE 1 OCTOBER 1997 HOSTEL RESIDENTS

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What are variable fees

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Variable fees are an arrangement that existed in hostels prior to 1 October 1997, that allowed proprietors to charge over the basic 85% of pension and rent assistance.

Hostel proprietors could also choose to charge up to 85% of the resident private income as an additional fee that the proprietor could use to supplement the revenue received by the hostel.