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Means Tested Care Fee (MTCF)


Means Tested Care Fee MTCF

What is the Means Tested Care Fee?

  • The Means Tested Care Fee (MTCF) is a fee that some residents, who are financially able, will contribute to the cost of their care.

When is the Means Tested Care Fee applied?

  • MTCF will be calculated by the Commonwealth when a residential completes and submits the Request for Combined Assets and Income Assessment SA457 .
  • MTCF cannot be negotiated with the Commonwealth.
  • MTCF amount will vary according to a residents combined assets and income assessment and the level of care that the resident requires
  • There are maximum amounts (caps) of MTCF which can be paid on an annual level and on a "lifetime" level. When the cap has been reached the resident cannot be asked to pay more MTCF.
  • Be aware , that if the Request for Combined Assets and Income Assessment SA457 is not submitted, then the maximum MTCF will be applied.


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