Reminder: Aged Care Workforce Retention Payment - payment 3

Variation requests for payment 3 of the Aged Care Workforce Retention Payment must be submitted no later than Friday 11 December 2020.

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This is a further reminder that the final Aged Care Workforce Retention Payment (ACWR) will be paid in January 2021. The value of this payment will be equal to the second payment, unless a variation to funding is required. Variation requests are to be submitted to the Department by no later than Friday 11 December 2020.

If a variation is required to payment 3, providers can submit a Variation Request and Declaration, along with an updated Eligible Aged Care Worker Staffing Profile Spreadsheet available on the Department's website. Providers should undertake a calculation of the eligible workforce in the four weeks preceding the census date (Monday, 30 November 2020) and compare the profile to payment 2.

If the amount for payment 3 has decreased by more than 10% since payment 2, you will need to submit a variation to the Department. You may submit a variation if the amount for payment 3 is more than payment 2 and you wish to claim for the additional amount.

If there are any concerns providing information by this date, please email