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How Is My Client Contribution Calculated?

You can contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford it. Your contribution is made up of three types of fees:

  1. Basic daily fee
    (up to $10.85 from 20 March 2021)
    Your provider may ask you to pay a basic daily fee based on your home care package level.
  2. Income-tested care fee (up to $31.14 from 20 March 2021)
    Some people may also have to pay an income-tested care fee. Whether you pay it, and how much of it you pay, is determined through a formal income assessment from the Services Australia. If you have to pay this fee, there are annual and lifetime limits on how much you can be asked to pay.
  3. Additional fees
    Any other amount you have agreed to pay for extra care and services that wouldn’t otherwise be covered by your Home Care Package.