Transitional supplement for aged care

The transitional supplement is for providers with pre-2008 reform residents. Learn about eligibility and how to apply.

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Applies to

This supplement is for residential aged care providers.

What is the supplement?

The transitional supplement is paid to providers with pre-2008 reform residents who either:

  • were residents in an aged care home on 30 September 1997, and have remained in the same home
  • entered the home after 30 September 1997 but before it was certified, and have remained in the same home

Supplement rate

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

Eligibility

Eligible residents were residents in an aged care home on 30 September 1997 and both of the following apply:

  • They continued to receive residential care from the service after 30 September 1997.
  • They have been classified under Part 2.4 of the Aged Care Act 1997.

An aged care home resident is also eligible if they are not receiving respite care and both of the following apply:

  • They are not a post-2008 reform resident.
  • They entered the service after 30 September 1997 and the service was not certified on the day they entered it.

Residents are not eligible for this supplement if they entered the residential care service after 17 October 2014.

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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