Aged Care Alert – Changes to aged care claiming and the August 2022 advance payment of residential aged care subsidy

The Services Australia aged care payment system has been changed.

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Subscriber announcement
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Health sector

Issue 12 of Your Aged Care Update published on 29 June included information regarding the upgrade of the Services Australia aged care payment system that was scheduled to take place during July 2022.

These payment system changes have now been delayed by 1 month.

The implementation of the new Aged Care Payment System (ACPS) that will replace the existing SPARC payment system has been revised from 23 July 2022 to 20 August 2022. As a result, the current SPARC system will continue to operate for a further month.

Please note that the previous advice regarding bringing forward the August 2022 advance payment to mid-July is no longer applicable, and there will be no changes to July 2022 claiming and payments.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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