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March 2016 Changes to Aged Care Fees

Aged Care Advice | 29th April 2016

The Government has announced the indexation to the Aged Care Fees for March, only the Basic Daily Care Fee changes affect existing residents. Post July 2014 Residents, Basic Daily Care Fee (BDCF) $48.25/day Annual Limit of Means Tested Fee $25,939.92pa Lifetime limit of Means Tested Fee $62,255.85 Pre July 2014 Residents Basic Daily Care Fee […]

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September 2015 Changes to Aged Care Fees

Aged Care Advice | 20th September 2015

The Government has announced the indexation to the Aged Care Fees for September, only the Basic Daily Care Fee changes affect existing residents. Post July 2014 Residents, Basic Daily Care Fee (BDCF) $47.86/day Annual Limit of Means Tested Fee $25,731.05pa Lifetime limit of Means Tested Fee $61,754.55 Pre July 2014 Residents Basic Daily Care Fee […]

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September 2015 Changes to Centrelink and DVA Pensions

Aged Care Advice | 20th September 2015

The Government has announced the following increases to Age Pensions, Disability Pension & the same applies to Service Pensions for DVA The maximum rate of Age, Disability & Service pension (DVA) per fortnight Basic rate Plus + Supplements Total pension Single $788.40pf $64.50 +$14.10 $867.00pf Couple $594.30 $48.60 +$10.60 $653.50pf each $1,307pf combined Illness separated […]

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What is happening in the Sydney property market?

Aged Care Planning | 20th September 2015

The record low interest rates has been partly responsible for the residential property boom, which has seen record highs achieved for the sale of Sydney Property. Residential Real Estate has always gone through periods of boom, bust & then stagnation, it is part of a cycle driven by the forces of supply & demand. The […]

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winner dinner for two- september 2015

Real Aged Care Stories | 20th September 2015

Each quarter we select a winner from those people who have referred other clients to us, for aged care advice. The winner for September quarter 2015 is : Joanne House We hope you enjoy your night out on us

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March 2015 Changes to Aged Care Fees

Aged Care Advice | 8th April 2015

Every March & September the Government indexes the Age Care fees, on the same date that the Age & DVA Pensions are indexed. As from 20th March 2015 the new Aged Care Rate of BASIC Daily Care Fee is as follows: Maximum Basic Daily Fee  PRE JULY 2014 Residents – Standard Resident contribution– includes respite residents […]

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March 2015 Changes to Centrelink and DVA Pensions

Aged Care Advice | 8th April 2015

Centrelink & DVA, revise the maximum pension entitlements every March 20th & September 20th indexed to AWOTE (Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings). Here are the new maximum rate pensions for Centrelink & Department of Veterans Affairs. The table below shows the different rates of Age Pension payments for single people and couples. Pension rates (per fortnight) Single […]

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September 2014 Changes to Centrelink and DVA Pensions

Aged Care Advice | 3rd November 2014

Centrelink & DVA, revise the maximum pension entitlements every March 20th & September 20th indexed to AWOTE (Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings). Here are the new maximum rate pensions for Centrelink & Department of Veterans Affairs. The table below shows the different rates of Age Pension payments for single people and couples. Pension rates (per fortnight) Single […]

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September 2014 Changes to Aged Care Fees

Aged Care Financial Advice | 3rd November 2014

Every March & September the Government indexes the Age Care fees, on the same date that the Age & DVA Pensions are indexed. As from 20th September 2014 the new Aged Care Rate of BASIC Daily Care Fee is as follows:  Maximum Basic Daily Fee  PRE JULY 2014 Residents – Standard Resident contribution– includes respite residents […]

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This Week In Aged Care

Health Issues And Aged Care | 24th July 2014

Here are some of the aged care stories from the past week: Concern Over Future of Kiama Hospital – Kiama Independent The Kiama community are expecting huge changes in their hospital and health system after the hospital received an $8 million grant from the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund. This grant is to upgrade the current […]

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