Based on an assessment of your income and assets, you may be eligible for assistance with your accommodation payment. The Australian Government may pay for part of your accommodation costs. Further information will be available on the My Aged Care website.
Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD), a daily accommodation payment (DAP), or a combination of both. A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example fortnightly. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.
|Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
||$400,000 single room
$300,000 double room
|Maximum Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
||$63.34 single room
$47.51 double room
|Example of a combination payment
||$200,000 RAD and $31.67 DAP single room
$150,000 RAD and $23.76 DAP double room
Details correct as of June 27th, 2017
Basic daily fee
The basic daily fee is set by the Australian Government. For some people this is the only fee they are required to pay.