The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia. However, to receive help at home through the government’s home care packages you may need to contribute towards one or both of the following:
- A basic daily fee, which is a percentage of your aged pension
- A means-tested fee, payable if your income is over a certain amount
Once you’ve had an ACAT assessment, this will be sent to Centrelink, which will determine how much you will need to pay.