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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 52G.6

Rules about charging accommodation contribution

                   The rules for charging * accommodation contribution for a residential care service are as follows:

                     (a)  a person must not be charged an accommodation contribution unless the person's * means tested amount, at the date the person * enters the service, is less than the * maximum accommodation supplement amount for that day;

                     (b)  an accommodation contribution must not be charged for * respite care;

                     (c)  the amount of accommodation contribution for a day must not exceed:

                              (i)  the accommodation supplement applicable to the service for the day; or

                             (ii)  the amount assessed for the person based on the person's means tested amount;

                     (d)  accommodation contribution must not be charged if it is prohibited under Part 4.4 (see paragraph 66-1(j));

                     (e)  an approved provider must comply with:

                              (i)  the rules set out in this Division; and

                             (ii)  any rules about charging accommodation contributions specified in the Fees and Payments Principles.

Note:          A person who does not provide sufficient information to allow the person's means tested amount to be worked out will be charged an accommodation payment: see paragraph 52G-2(a).



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