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Must knows for low means aged care residents

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Low means residents are those who are eligible to have their accommodation costs subsidised by the Government either in part or full. Low means resident aged care cases can be complex, especially where one member of a couple is treated as one and the other is not. In these cases, you can have a situation where couples staying in the same room, and receiving the same care, pay different fees. In this month’s aged care article we go through the must-know technicalities when providing advice to low means clients.

All Centrelink and aged care rates and thresholds referenced in the article are as at 20 March 2018 unless otherwise noted.


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