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ACA Ch. 3 No. 5/2005 Determinations/Aged Care as made
This instrument determines the amount of the concessional resident supplement.
Administered by: Health
Registered 28 Jun 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Aug-2005
Tabled Senate09-Aug-2005
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2006
Repealed by Aged Care Act 1997 - Determination under section 44-6 (ACA Ch. 3 No. 2/2006)

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

AGED CARE ACT 1997

 

SECTION 44-6

 

 

DETERMINATION OF RATES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

(ACA Ch. 3 No. 5/2005)

 

 

CONCESSIONAL RESIDENT SUPPLEMENT

 

Subsection 44-6(4) of the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act) provides that the Minister may determine in writing the amount of the concessional resident supplement. 

 

The concessional resident supplement is an additional daily amount that is paid to services for each concessional resident and assisted resident occupying a place in the service.

 

A concessional resident is a person who is considered unable to afford to pay an accommodation bond or an accommodation charge and meets the requirements of section 44-7 of the Act. An assisted resident is a person who can only afford to pay a small accommodation bond or an accommodation charge and meets the requirements of section 44-8 of the Act.  Providers are required to set aside a certain number of places for such residents.

 

This determination sets the concessional resident supplement rates, including the concessional resident rate for assisted residents under subsection 44-6(6), with effect from 1 July 2005.

 

Consultation

 

As the indexation of this supplement uses a well established formula for indexation, no specific consultation with industry was undertaken with respect to this instrument.