Has your Income Tested Care Fee for your Government Subsidised Home Care Package been reduced by the lower deeming rates effective from 1/7/2019?
Daughterly Care received this update from the Department of Health on 13 August 2019. It states that lowered deeming rates have been back-dated to 1/7/2019 by the Department of Human Services.
Deeming rates are used to calculate your ‘deemed income’ from your ‘financial assets’ by Centrelink to decide if you are:
If you are a pensioner whose Home Care Package pays for your in home care and you don’t pay additional private care fees to us, then you don’t need to read this article.
If you are a client who:
- pays for care privately; or
- you have a Home Care Package with us and you pay an Income Tested Care […]