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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Applies to

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. 

Supplement rate

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

Eligibility

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: 

  • supported residents 

  • concessional residents 

  • assisted residents 

  • 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.

Contact

Aged care subsidies and supplements contact

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

subsidiesandsupplements [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
22 January 2020
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