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Low Means

People who enter an Aged Care Facility after 1 July 2014 have their ability to contribute towards the cost of their accommodation and care calculated based on their assets and income. Refer to Residential Aged Care Means Test Factsheet. Where the calculated amounted is less the maximum accommodation supplement of $58.19 per day (as at 31 March 2020) the resident is classified as Low Means.

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Annuities

An annuity provides guaranteed regular payments for a set period of time in exchange for an initial capital investment. Unlike market linked retirement income streams, annuities give clients certainty - they know how much they will get and how long it will last.

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Couples Entering Care

When a couple is entering into Residential Aged Care consideration needs to be given to the timing of their move and the impact this can have on their means assessment.

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