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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 47.4

Claims for home care subsidy

             (1)  For the purpose of obtaining payment of * home care subsidy in respect of a home care service through which an approved provider provides home care, the approved provider must, as soon as practicable after the end of each * payment period, give to the Secretary:

                     (a)  a claim, in the form approved by the Secretary, for home care subsidy that is, or may become, payable in respect of the service for that payment period; and

                     (b)  any information relating to the claim that is stated in the form to be required, or that the Secretary requests.

             (2)  An advance of * home care subsidy is not payable in respect of a * payment period for the home care service if the approved provider has not given to the Secretary, under subsection (1), a claim relating to the second last preceding payment period for the service.

Example:    An advance of subsidy is not payable for March if the Secretary has not been given a claim for January of the same year (assuming the * payment periods are all calendar months--see section 47-2).

             (3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to the first * payment period or the second payment period for a home care service.



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