Supplements for Home Care Packages

The Australian Government pays supplements to help approved providers with the cost of meeting specific care needs. As a home care provider, you get supplements on behalf of eligible people in your care. You must include any supplement amounts in their individual budget and monthly statements.

Who are supplements for?

The Australian Government pays supplements to approved providers to help with the cost of meeting specific care needs.

If you provide care to a person who is eligible, you get the supplement on their behalf. We include supplement amounts in your subsidy payments.

You must include any supplement amounts in the eligible person’s individual budget and monthly statements

Supplements available

These are the supplements that apply to Home Care Packages. Find out about eligibility for each supplement, whether you need to apply and how to apply.

Primary supplements

Other supplements

Rates

View the daily supplement rates in the Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.

Who decides the supplement rates?

The Australian Government decides the supplement rates.

When can supplements vary?

Supplement rate changes

The rates for the primary supplements and the viability supplement are indexed every year on 1 July. View the current rates in the Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.

Temporary leave

If a person takes leave from home care, we may stop paying some supplements. It depends on how many days of leave they take.

To find out more, go to temporary leave from Home Care Packages.

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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