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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 52D.2

Maximum daily amount of home care fees

             (1)  The maximum daily amount of home care fees payable by the care recipient is the amount worked out as follows:

Home care fee calculator

Step 1.   Work out the basic daily care fee using section 52D-3.

Step 2.   Add the compensation payment fee (if any) for the care recipient for the day in question (see subsection (2)).

Step 3.   Add the income tested care fee (if any) for the care recipient for the day in question (see subsection (3)).

Step 4.   Subtract the amount of any hardship supplement applicable to the care recipient for the day in question under section 48-10.

Step 5.   Add any other amounts agreed between the care recipient and the approved provider in accordance with the Fees and Payments Principles.

The result is the maximum daily amount of home care fees for the care recipient.

             (2)  The compensation payment fee for a care recipient for a particular day is the amount equal to the compensation payment reduction applicable to the care recipient on that day (see sections 48-5 and 48-6).

             (3)  The income tested care fee for a care recipient for a particular day is the amount equal to the care subsidy reduction applicable to the care recipient on that day (see sections 48-7 and 48-8).



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