Cessation of the Dementia and Sever Behaviours Supplement

Page last updated: 08 September 2014

This information was distributed 27th June 2014.

On Thursday 26 June 2014, the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, announced the cessation of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement. A copy of the Minister’s statement is attached for your information.

The Supplement will not be paid after 31 July 2014.

In addition, no care recipient will become eligible for the Supplement after 7 July 2014. This effectively means that no care recipient who enters care after 30 June 2014 will be eligible for the Supplement because an assessment must be conducted more than 7 days after the care recipient commenced being provided with care.