Concessional resident supplement for aged care
This supplement is for concessional and assisted residents who pay low or no accommodation bond or charge. Find out who's eligible to get this supplement and how much residential care providers get on behalf of eligible residents.
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This supplement is for residential aged care providers.
What is the supplement?
This supplement helps to cover the accommodation costs for eligible concessional and assisted residents.
View the current supplement rate in the Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.
Residents are eligible if:
they entered permanent aged care between 1 October 1997 and 19 March 2008
at the time they entered care, the service was certified
they were concessional or assisted residents based on an assessment of their financial circumstances at the time they entered care
At the time they entered:
concessional residents could not be asked to pay an accommodation bond or charge
assisted residents could be asked to pay a small accommodation bond or charge
The rate of supplement depends on whether your building is new or significantly refurbished since 20 April 2012.
It also depends on whether more than 40% of your residents are:
low-means care recipients
This supplement is not available for respite care.
How to apply
You do not need to apply.
Services Australia automatically pays this supplement for eligible care recipients.