2021 Basic Daily Fee Supplement: 21 July undertaking deadline

The new Australian Government 2021 basic daily fee supplement (the supplement) is an additional $10 per day, per resident for providers of residential and respite aged care services, and flexible care services that are multi-purpose services.

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The supplement is available to approved providers who formally agree (via an undertaking) and submit quarterly reports, with a focus on food and nutrition.

21 July 2021: deadline for submitting the undertaking to receive payments from 1 July 2021

Providers must submit the undertaking by 21 July 2021. If you do not submit the undertaking by the deadline, you will forfeit eligibility for the supplement for the period 1 July to the date of submission. For example, if you submit the undertaking on 9 August, you will not receive any supplement payment for the period 1 July to 9 August.

Download and submit the undertaking

The undertaking must be signed by an authorised person. It is expected that this person will be one of the key personnel, as defined by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 section 8B (1) (a), 1(b), 2(a) and 2(b). If you have not already notified the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission that this person is key personnel, you will need to notify the Commission of this material change.

What you will report

Approved providers who have submitted the undertaking must report quarterly on food and nutrition expenditure, and quality of daily living services, starting 21 October 2021.

Find information on the quarterly reporting requirements can be found online.