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ACA Ch. 3 No. 2/2006 Determinations/Aged Care as made
This Determination provides for the amounts of concessional resident supplement that are payable in respect of a day where a residential care provider provides residential care, other than respite care, for concessional or assisted residents.
Administered by: Health
Registered 29 Jun 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Aug-2006
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2006
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2007
Repealed by Aged Care Act 1997 - Determination under section 44-6 (ACA Ch. 3 No. 7/2007)

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

AGED CARE ACT 1997

 

SECTION 44-6

 

 

DETERMINATION OF RATES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

(ACA Ch. 3 No. 2/2006)

 

 

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 2006.

 

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.