There’s help if you need assistance to pay your aged care costs
17 March 2021
It’s now easier to get help if you need assistance to pay your aged care costs.
We’ve improved our Aged Care Claim for financial hardship assistance form and made changes to some evidence requirements. We’ve made these changes so it’s easier for you to get help.
You may get help if you can’t pay your aged care costs and you’re either:
- in residential or respite care
- getting a home care package.
You can claim for financial hardship assistance if all of the following apply:
- you’ve completed a calculation of your cost of care
- you have assets valued less than the current threshold
- you haven’t made gifts over the limits.
If you get a Home Care Package, your care must have started on or after 1 July 2014.
Before you claim, you should update your income and asset details as well as your partners if you have one.
You may also be eligible for other payments and services.
Read more about aged care financial hardship assistance.
To submit a claim, complete the Aged Care Claim for financial hardship assistance form.
Page last updated: 19 March 2021
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