Charging for Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) Program services

Older people accessing aged care services from an approved MPS provider are expected to help with the cost by paying fees, if they can afford to do so. Find out what fees you may charge as a provider.

Charging for MPS Program services

We provide funding for approved MPS providers for their aged care services.

As a provider, you can also ask people accessing care to help with the costs by paying fees and charges.

Each state and territory government, or individual MPS, sets their fees and charges.

Older people accessing care may ask you to provide more information about these costs.

MPS Program fees

As an MPS provider, you may charge:

  • a daily care fee for hotel-type daily services (for example, laundry and meals) and care
  • an accommodation fee.

Daily care fee

The daily fee is similar to the basic daily fee and the means-tested care fee charged by residential aged care services.

As an MPS provider, you decide the amount payable. But you must make sure that:

  • you are not charging more than you initially agreed with the person accessing care
  • you offer to enter into an accommodation agreement.

Daily fees can also be charged for home care, similar to the fees charged by Home Care Packages providers.

Accommodation fee

You can charge accommodation costs to residents who started receiving care from 1 July 2014 in the same way as residential aged care services and must meet the same regulatory and prudential requirements.

If you charge or hold accommodation bonds or refundable accommodation deposits (RAD), you have the same prudential responsibilities as residential aged care approved providers. The Accommodation Bond Guarantee Scheme covers the accommodation bonds and RADs you collect.

A person entering an MPS can have a pre-entry means assessment from Services Australia. They can provide their Services Australia assessment information to you for consideration.

Managing fees and charges

Fees and charges are managed and administered by the individual MPS provider in line with your state or territory government policy.

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