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Residents exempt from paying a bond
Certain residents cannot be asked to pay an accommodation bond by the facility they enter. These people are:
- residents who enter a facility before 1 October 1997 (unless they move to a new facility after 1 October 1997);
- residents who enter high level care (other than an extra service place) from 6 November 1997 (this group pay an accommodation charge);
- certain income support pensioners with low levels of assets (concessional residents); and
- people who are in respite care.
Ex-prisoners of war are not exempt from paying accommodation bonds.