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Means Tested Care Fee

The Means Tested Care Fee applies to residents who enter aged care after 1 July 2014, including Low Means residents when they have a change of circumstances. The Means Tested Care Fee is used by the government to offset funding provided to the facility through the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). The amount the resident can pay is capped at the lesser of the calculated amount or their cost of care. There is also an annual limit of $28,087.41 and a lifetime limit of $67,409.85 (which includes any Income Tested Care Fees paid towards a Home Care Package).

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Superannuation

Superannuation, when held in accumulation phase by a client under age pension age, is an exempt asset for pension and aged care means testing. Account-based pensions are assessable assets that are subject to deeming except where they qualify for grandfathering.

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