Departmental Instruction

Assisted residents are people who meet the same criteria as concessional residents but have assets between $22,500 and $36,000 ($23,000 and $37,000 respectively from 2 April 1998) for a single person, or $45,000 and $72,000 combined for a couple ($46,000 and $74,000 respectively from 2 April 1998).

These people can only be asked to pay a small bond of up to $13,500 ($14,000 from 2 April 1998).

In most cases the bond will not be enough to allow the facility to draw down the full $13,000 amount the facility is allowed to retain.

Because the facility is unable to retain the usual amount, an additional Commonwealth Government subsidy is paid for each assisted resident the facility for whom the facility provides a place.