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Who does not pay variable fees


Variable fees are not paid by:

  • nursing homes residents;
  • residents who enter a hostel after 1 October 1997;
  • pre 1 October 1997 hostel residents not paying a fee as part of a variable fee arrangement immediately prior to that date;
  • persons who are assessed as paying more under the new fee structure;
  • persons who leave a hostel and re-enter a different facility or the same facility under a new agreement; and
  • persons with only income support and no private income.