Veterans’ supplement for aged care
This supplement helps approved providers with the cost of caring for veterans with a service-related mental health condition. You do not need to apply for this supplement. If your care recipient is eligible, payment will start when they have agreed to release eligibility information.
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It automatically applies to the following types of flexible care (we do not check eligibility):
- Multi-Purpose Services
- National Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program
- Transition Care Programme
What is the supplement?
This supplement helps with the cost of caring for veterans with a mental health condition related to their service.
View the supplement rate in the Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.
Your care recipient must:
- be a veteran
- have a mental health condition that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) accepts is related to their service
In home care, if your care recipient is eligible for both the dementia and cognition supplement and the veterans’ supplement, you will only receive the veterans’ supplement.
The DVA and Services Australia will match information to check eligibility.
How to apply
You do not need to apply for this supplement.
If you provide home care or residential aged care, you automatically get this supplement for eligible care recipients. Services Australia will let you know in their payment advice to you.
If you provide flexible care, you automatically get this supplement as part of your subsidy or grant payment.
Payment is automatic once your care recipient (or their legal representative) agrees to release information about their eligibility to you and Services Australia. This does not include information about their mental health condition.
Payment starts on the day your care recipient entered care or became eligible for this supplement (whichever is later).
If you’re a home care provider, you must include this supplement in your care recipient’s individualised budget.