Is Home Care Means Tested?


The income-tested care fee is an extra contribution that some people pay, as determined through an income assessment by Centrelink.


This fee is different for everyone. It’s based on your individual income, including your pension. However, full pensioners and people with an income up to $32,331.00 do not pay an income-tested care fee.

You could pay up to $17.97 per day, if you:



You could pay between $17.97 – $35.95 if you:



You can estimate the fee you may need to pay here or start your application by downloading this form


These amounts change with indexation on 20 March and 20 September every year and are up to date as of 20 September 2023.


Note: If your financial situation changes while you are receiving in home care services, your income-tested care fee can change.


This information was published on the government website My Aged Care.

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