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What does data matching do
Data matching is essential to the effectiveness of the aged care reforms. It ensures that care facilities are paid their pensioner supplement entitlement by DH&FS.
With the introduction of income tested fees from 1 March 1998, DVA and Centrelink will provide DH&FS with relevant income details for persons entering aged care facilities from that date.
Data matching is the mechanism by which residents in aged care are identified as pensioners or self-funded retirees and where applicable have their income details transferred to DH&FS.