Current Australian Government subsidies and supplements

New rates of payment from 20 March 2014

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Home Care Subsidies and Supplements

These rates are applicable from 1 August 2013 to 30 June 2014.
Home Care Package Level
Subsidy Rate
Level 1
$20.55
Level 2
$37.38
Level 3
$82.20
Level 4
$124.95

Home Care Supplements

1. Dementia and Cognition and Veterans’ Supplement

Home Care Package Level
Amount of Supplement
Level 1
$2.06
Level 2
$3.74
Level 3
$8.22
Level 4
$12.50

2. Oxygen and Enteral Feeding Supplements

From 1 August 2013, consumers of Home Care Package Levels 1- 4 are eligible for the Oxygen and Enteral Feeding Supplements if there is a clinical need.
Supplement
Amount of Supplement
Oxygen Supplement
$10.60
Enteral Feeding Supplement – Bolus
$16.78
Enteral Feeding Supplement – Non-bolus
$18.86

3. EACHD Top Up Supplement

From 1 August 2013, the Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD) package level converted to a Home Care Level 4 with a Dementia and Cognition Supplement or Veterans’ Supplement. To ensure that people receiving an EACHD package continued to receive the same level of funding plus indexation, an additional Top Up Supplement is available for these consumers. This supplement is paid automatically to the home care provider.

This rate is $2.47 per day.

4. Home Care Viability Supplement

ARIA Score
Amount of Supplement
ARIA Score 0 to 3.51 inclusive
$0.00
ARIA Score 3.52 to 4.66 inclusive
$4.21
ARIA Score 4.67 to 5.80 inclusive
$5.06
ARIA Score 5.81 to 7.44 inclusive
$7.08
ARIA Score 7.45 to 9.08 inclusive
$8.50
ARIA Score 9.09 to 10.54 inclusive
$11.89
ARIA Score 10.55 to 12.00 inclusive
$14.27

Residential Aged Care Subsidies

These rates are applicable from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

Basic Subsidy Rates

1. Daily ACFI subsidy rates

Level
Activities of daily living (ADL)
Behaviour (BEH)
Complex Health Care (CHC)
Nil
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Low
$31.43
$7.18
$14.14
Medium
$68.42
$14.88
$40.27
High
$94.79
$31.03
$58.15

2. Maximum rate paid for a resident with an interim ACAT Low Approval but high ACFI appraisal

The maximum daily subsidy for a resident with an ACAT approval limited to Low Care, but whose ACFI classification would otherwise be High Care is $48.21 per day.

3. Default rate for a new resident with an ACAT Low approval

For a new resident that has an ACAT approval limited to Low Care, the payments system will not make any care subsidy payments until an Application for Classification is received by Medicare Australia. Payments will be backdated as appropriate when the application is received.

4. Default rate for a new resident with an ACAT High (not limited) approval

For a new resident with an ACAT approval that is not limited to Low Care, the payments system will pay a care subsidy rate of $48.21 per day until an Application for Classification is received by Medicare Australia. Payments will be backdated as appropriate when the application is received.

5. Late receipt of appraisal or reappraisal

Where an appraisal or reappraisal is received within 3 months after the end of the appraisal or reappraisal period, if the daily amount for a resident is at least $25 the basic subsidy for the period up until the appraisal or reappraisal is received (the late claim period) is that amount less $25. If the daily amount for a resident is less than $25 the basic subsidy for the late claim period is $0.

Where an appraisal or reappraisal is received more than 3 months after the end of the appraisal or reappraisal period, the basic subsidy is $0 for the late claim period.

6. Daily RCS Rates for Grandparented Residents

RCS classification level
Full amount
Reduced amount for late applications
Classification level 1
$139.92
$104.92
Classification level 2
$126.87
$91.87
Classification level 3
$109.30
$74.30
Classification level 4
$77.26
$42.26
Classification level 5
$47.07
$27.07
Classification level 6
$38.98
$18.98
Classification level 7
$29.94
$9.94
Classification level 8
$0.00
$0.00

7. Daily Residential Respite Subsidy Rates

  1. low level residential respite care - $38.98
  2. high level residential respite care - $109.30

Residential Aged Care Supplements (Care Related)

These rates are applicable from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.
Supplement
Amount of Supplement
Oxygen Supplement
$10.60
Enteral Feeding Supplement – Bolus
$16.78
Enteral Feeding Supplement – Non-bolus
$18.86
Adjusted Subsidy Reduction
$11.98
Conditional Adjustment Payment
8.75% of basic subsidy

Residential Aged Care Supplements (New)

These rates are applicable from 1 August 2013 to 30 June 2014.

Residential Aged Care Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement

From 1 August 2013, a Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement was introduced in recognition of the additional costs of providing care to these residents.

This rate is $16.15 per day.

Residential Aged Care Veterans’ Supplement

From 1 August 2013, Approved Providers who provide residential care for Veterans accepted by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as having a mental health condition associated with their service will receive the Veterans’ Supplement. Eligible Veterans may also attract the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement.

This rate is $6.57 per day.

Residential Aged Care Viability Supplement

These rates are applicable from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

2005 Scheme Services*

Score
Amount of Supplement
Eligibility score of 100
$40.32
Eligibility score of 95
$35.73
Eligibility score of 90
$32.07
Eligibility score of 85
$27.50
Eligibility score of 80
$22.89
Eligibility score of 75
$18.32
Eligibility score of 70
$14.70
Eligibility score of 65
$10.07
Eligibility score of 60
$8.24
Eligibility score of 55
$5.50
Eligibility score of 50
$3.67
Eligibility score of 45 #
$0.00
Eligibility score of 40 #
$0.00
Less than a score of 40
$0.00

# Safety net – former 1997 or 2001 scheme services: viability supplement is $1.51.

2001 Scheme Services*

Score
Amount of Supplement
Eligibility score of 100
$24.49
Eligibility score of 90
$15.06
Eligibility score of 80
$11.69
Eligibility score of 70
$8.31
Eligibility score of 60
$4.92
Eligibility score of 50
$1.70
Eligibility score of 40
$1.51

1997 Scheme Services*

Degree of Isolation^
Number of Places
Amount of Supplement
Isolated Remote Area
1-15
$24.49
Isolated Remote Area
16-29
$15.06
Isolated Remote Area
30 or more
$1.51
Remote Centre
1-15
$11.69
Remote Centre
16-29
$8.31
Remote Centre
30 or more
$1.51
Rural Outside Large Centre
1-15
$4.92
Rural Outside Large Centre
16-29
$1.51
Rural Outside Large Centre
30 or more
$1.51
All Other Areas
Any
$1.51

^ The degree of isolation refers to the classification given to Statistical Local Areas in the “Rural Remote and Metropolitan Area Classification, 1991 Census Edition.” AGPS 1994.
* “2005 scheme services”, “2001 scheme services” and “1997 scheme services” have the meanings given to them in subsection 21.34 of the Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997

Residential Aged Care Supplements (Accommodation and Hotel related)

These rates are applicable from 20 March 2014 – 30 June 2014.

Concessional Supplement

Supplement
Amount
Assisted residents
$8.61
More than 40% concessional residents
$20.91
40% or fewer concessional residents
$13.67

Pensioner Supplement

Supplement
Amount
Pensioner
$7.84

Residential Care Subsidy – Accommodation Supplement (maximum)

Supplement
Amount
If on the day the service meets building requirements mentioned in section 21.11B of the principles, OR
$34.20
If on the day of service does not meet those requirements.
$28.75

Residential Care Subsidy – Transitional Accommodation Supplement

For subsection 44-16 (3) of the Act, the amount of transitional accommodation supplement for the care recipient is the amount mentioned below for the day when the care recipient entered residential care less the amount of accommodation supplement payable for the care recipient.
Supplement
Amount
Item 1 - After 19 March 2008 and before 20 September 2010
$7.84
Item 2 - After 19 September 2010 and before 20 March 2011
$5.23
Item 3 - After 19 March 2011 and before 20 September 2011
$2.61

Transitional Supplement

Supplement
Amount
Aged care services where residents meet the requirements of section 21.25c of the Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997.
$20.91

Basic Daily Fee Supplement

Supplement
Amount
Where residents meet the requirements of section 21.25F of the Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997.
$0.54

Respite Supplement

Supplement
Certified
Non certified
Respite Care – High Level is equal to or greater than 70% of the specified proportion of respite care for the approved provider.
$85.76
$77.82
Respite Care – High Level is less than 70% of the specified proportion of respite care for the approved provider.
$50.40
$42.46
Respite Care – Low Level
$35.95
$28.02

Adjusted Subsidy Residential Care Determination

The purpose of the Determination of Adjusted Subsidy Residential Care Services is to reflect changes to adjusted subsidy residential care services. Such changes are made periodically and may occur if residential care places are relinquished, or if the name of a service changes.

This determination commenced on 1 February 2014.

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