Departmental Instruction

Some pensioners who enter aged care prior to 1 October 1997 will not be included on the data tape and these people require manual cancellation of their rent assistance for payday 9 October 1997 or the first available payday thereafter.

It is important to ensure that no persons still eligible for rent assistance are cancelled. It will be necessary to either await the appearance of the resident on the new admissions report before cancelling rent assistance paid in respect of aged care fees or alternatively contact the aged care proprietor to confirm that the resident is an approved resident on behalf of whom a Commonwealth subsidy is payable before cancelling rent assistance.    More