Do I have to pay any money for my Home Care package?
The Government allows for package providers such as The Care List to ask all clients to contribute towards the cost of delivering care.
This fee is called the Basic Daily Fee and is currently $10.54 per day.
To keep your costs as low as possible, The Care List waives the Basic Daily Fee.
You can elect to make voluntary contributions in addition to the subsidy amount provided by the Government to help pay for additional services.
Part Pensioners / Self funded Retirees
If you are a part pensioner or a self-funded retiree, the Government requires you
to contribute some of your own money to fund your care. This contribution is called the Income Tested Fee and is determined by Centrelink and is based on your current income level.
The Government will reduce the subsidy they pay by the amount of the assessed Income Tested Fee.
Through an income test, Centrelink decides how much you need to contribute to
the cost of your home care package. It will be different for everyone.
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You must pay this money to your Care Provider.
As a general guide, contributions to your care will start if your income is over
$27,000 for singles or over $42,000 if you are part of a couple.
Here is an example:
Ron is self-funded retiree, who lives alone and has an income of $30,000
per annum. He has been allocated a Home Care Package – Level 2. Ron has
been told by Centrelink he needs to contribute to the cost of his care: