The status of significantly refurbished comes with a few great benefits – besides having top quality facilities for your residents, it also means a higher rate of the Accommodation Supplement.
How do I work out how much my Low Means Resident can contribute to their accommodation costs?
If your Facility is significantly refurbished and meeting the Supported Ratio you can receive $55.09 per day (if you continue to meet that criteria, this is your facility’s maximum accommodation supplement) for your Low Means Residents.
The $55.09 per day can be made up of:
- Means Tested Accommodation Supplement (MTAS) and;
- Resident’s accommodation contribution: this can be paid through the Daily Accommodation Contribution (DAC) and/or the Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC).
The Department of Human Services should send you a letter stating the amount the accommodation contribution that your resident is now eligible to pay. This will be listed in the daily amount (DAC), so if your resident would prefer to pay partially or fully in lump sum form (RAC) you will need to convert this.
Originally published by our Premium Corporate Member Provider Assist 24 March 2017.
Written by KELLY FAWCETT – SUPPLEMENT RECOVERY MANAGER