Home Care Subsidy

Page last updated: 28 April 2017

The Australian Government pays approved providers an amount of home care subsidy on behalf of each eligible care recipient.  

Calculating the home care subsidy

The home care subsidy for a day is calculated as follows:

  1. the basic subsidy amount,
  2. plus any primary supplements (oxygen supplement, enteral feeding supplement, dementia and cognition supplement, veterans' supplement);
  3. less any reductions in subsidy;
  4. plus any other supplement (hardship supplement, viability supplement).

The home care subsidy is generally paid monthly and is calculated by adding the amounts due for each recipient for each day of the month, based on the claim form submitted by the provider.


For enquiries about aged care subsidies and supplements, email enquiries@health.gov.au

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