Calculating your costs for a Home Care Package

We assess your income to work out how much you need to pay for a Home Care Package.

We add up all your earnings, including any:

  • deemed income from financial assets
  • money or assets you’ve gifted in the last 5 years.

If you’re in a couple, we count your partner’s income too. We:

  • add what they earn to what you earn
  • divide the total by 2 to get the amount we use as your income.

Read about what income gets assessed on the My Aged Care website.

Page last updated: 5 December 2019