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An accommodation charge is an additional daily fee, which is paid by person's residing in ACAT approved permanent High Level Care.
It is paid in addition to the standard resident daily care fee and any additional income tested fee, which may apply.
Accommodation charges are payable for as long as a resident remains in care. For those residents who entered care prior to 1 July 2004 the accommodation charge is limited to a maximum five years.
http://clik.dva.gov.au/glossary/acat - defintion of ACAT
http://clik.dva.gov.au/glossary/high-level-care - definition of 'High Level Care'
An accommodation charge only applies to those persons entering an aged care facility prior to 1 July 2014.
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