Can you access 'Supported Care'? Formally known as 'Concessional Care'.
 
Primarily, 'supported care' means that you receive a discount on the accommodation costs as part of the accommodation contribution. To be eligible you must complete the income and assets assessment booklet which most facilities and hospitals or Centrelink will give you. Beware though there are 145 questions you may need to answer, PrimeCare can assist with your Centrelink and DVA requirements. If your assets fall below the first asset threshold you could be eligible for support from the government as part of a co-contribution or you may qualify for full support if your assets fall below the asset free threshold.
 
For a single person, the first asset threshold amount of the home is included as an asset, unless the home is a protected asset.The home is a protected asset under the following criteria:
  • the other remaining spouse must live in the home
  • a carer who is eligible for an income support payment and has been living in the home for at least two years
  • a close relative who is eligible for an income support payment and has been living in the home for at least 5 years
 
Call PrimeCare Financial Planning to determine your eligibility for supported (concessional) aged care fees on (03) 9006 1736