Accommodation charge top-up supplement for aged care

This supplement is for people who entered residential aged care as high-care residents between 20 March 2008 and 19 March 2010, and were on income support. Find out more about eligibility and how much you get on behalf of eligible residents.

Applies to 

This supplement is for residential aged care providers. 

What is the supplement? 

The Government pays this supplement for some high-level care residents who were on income support when they entered care. 

Supplement rate 

View the current supplement rate in the Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.  


Residents are eligible if they entered care between 20 March 2008 and 19 March 2010, and at the time:  

  • were high-care recipients 

  • were on income support 

  • had to pay an accommodation charge on entry  

  • the charge would have been higher if the resident was not on income support 

How to apply 

You do not need to apply. 

Services Australia automatically pays this supplement for eligible care recipients.


Aged care subsidies and supplements contact

Email us if you have questions about aged care subsidies or supplements for approved providers.

subsidiesandsupplements [at]

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Last updated: 
22 January 2020