Flexible care subsidy for Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) Program

We pay approved MPS providers a flexible care subsidy for the aged care part of their service. It is based on the number of allocated places and the daily funding amounts (including relevant supplements) set by Ministerial Determination.

About the flexible care subsidy for the MPS Program

We pay a flexible care subsidy to MPS providers for each allocated place.

The subsidy is paid even if the place is not filled, so small services in rural and remote locations can be certain of their funding.

It covers the aged care part of the service delivered by an MPS provider.

Calculating the subsidy

The subsidy for each MPS is calculated based on the:

  • number of allocated places
  • daily funding amount, including relevant supplements
  • number of days in the funding period.

To understand how the subsidy is calculated, see Chapter 4, Part 1 of the Aged Care (Subsidy, Fees and Payments) Determination 2014.

Whenever subsidies or supplement change, we update the determination. This happens at least once a year.

Getting the subsidy

We pay MPS providers under a payment agreement, and make quarterly payments in advance.

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