Your Centrelink Combined Asset and Income Assessment will determine if you have sufficient funds to pay an accommodation payment or contribution. The amount you can be asked to pay will be one of the following:
- No accommodation costs: if your income and assets are below a certain amount, the Australian Government will pay your accommodation costs; or
- An accommodation contribution: if you are required to pay part of the cost of your accommodation, the Australian Government will pay the rest; or
- An accommodation payment: if you are required to pay for the full cost of your accommodation.
The Department of Human Services will advise which applies to you based on an assessment of your income and assets. You cannot be asked to pay both an accommodation payment and an accommodation contribution at the same time.
Maximum RAD (Refundable Accommodation Deposit) for Finley Regional Care is $320,000 this is negotiable as per information above.
You can find out more about the Department fee schedule here