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Fees and Charges

Home care packaged consumers may be asked to pay the following fees:

  • a basic daily fee (Currently the fees are based on an amount that will not exceed 17.5% of the Aged Pension) and 
  • an income-tested care fee (if their income is over the maximum income for a full pensioner)
  • fees for additional services

The full schedule of fees can be found on the Department of Health Website and a handy calculator is also available.

 

Fee estimator for home care packages

You can use the fee estimator tool to help you estimate what fees your home care service provider may ask you to pay. Use the income and assets checklist to help you fill in the estimator.

 

Veterans

If you are receiving a home care package, and you are a former Prisoner of War (POW) or Victoria Cross (VC) recipient, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will pay the basic daily fee on your behalf and you do not have to pay an income-tested care fee (if your provider asks you to pay one).

For more information, contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 (for regional callers).

 

Financial hardship assistance

If you cannot pay your home care package costs for reasons beyond your control, you can ask for financial hardship assistance. Read more about financial hardship assistance.