This supplement is for residential aged care providers.
What is the supplement?
This supplement helps residents who were in permanent care on 1 July 2012 and did not get any financial support to meet the 2012 basic daily fee increase.
View the current supplement rate in the Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.
Your residents are eligible if, on 1 July 2012, they were in permanent residential care and did not have:
- an age pension
- a service pension
- a seniors supplement
- a seniors health card.
You must have received a subsidy for the resident under:
- Chapter 3 of the Aged Care Act 1997 between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2014
- Chapter 3 of the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 since 1 July 2014.
Full eligibility criteria is in Section 39 of the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Principles 2014.
For these residents, you cannot charge a basic daily fee of more than 84% of the single basic age pension. The fee amount changes with the pension amount every March and September.
This supplement is not available for respite care.
How to apply
You do not need to apply for this supplement. Services Australia automatically pays it to eligible care recipients.