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ACA No. 2/1998 Determinations/Aged Care as made
This Determination relates to Hardship supplement (individual).
Administered by: Health
Registered 11 Jun 2008
Date of repeal 20 Sep 2009
Repealed by Aged Care (Residential care subsidy - amount of hardship supplement) Determination 2009 (No. 1)

                                                                                                            (ACA No. 2/1998)

 

AGED CARE ACT 1997

 

Determination Under Subsection 44-30(5)(a)

 

I, WARWICK LESLIE SMITH, Minister for Family Services, acting under Section 44-30(5)(a) of the Aged Care Act 1997, DETERMINE with effect from 1 October 1997 that the formulae for calculating the Hardship Supplement and a lesser daily amount of fees for the people who are not members of eligible classes of people, specified in Section 21.37 of the Residential Care Subsidy Principles 1997, are:

 

Hardship Supplement = (Maximum Daily Rate + 15% pension - Income)  / 14.

 

Maximum Daily Rate = standard contribution + compensation reduction + other amounts

                                        (incl. accommodation charge under s23.83(2)(a) or (b) of the User  
                                        Rights Principles 1997.
)

 

Lesser Daily Amount of Resident Fees under s44-31(2) = Maximum Daily Rate - Hardship Supplement.

 

The inclusion of amounts specified at 23.83(2)(a) or (b) of the User Rights Principles 1997 cease on Royal Assent of the Aged Care Amendment Bill 1998.

 

The maximum rates of hardship supplement for people who are not members of eligible classes of people then become:

 

A.     The amount of standard non-pensioner resident contribution for a person who is not receiving income support payment under s58-3(1) of the Aged Care Act 1997; or

 

B.        The amount of the standard pensioner contribution for a person who is receiving
            income support payment under s58-41(1) of the Aged Care Act 1997.

 

 

 

Dated 28 day of May 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARWICK SMITH

Minister for Family Services