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Forms can be obtained by either contacting your local ACAT team and making an appointment for them to see you in your home or a social worker or doctor can organise it for you if you are in hospital. If obtained prior to entering care it is current for 12 months.
The Centrelink Asset Test is a form which needs to be completed to determine your fee structure under the Aged Care Act. It comprises questions regarding all your assets and on completion needs to be sent to Centrelink at the address on the back of the form. They will send you a letter (within about 3 weeks) stating you are either assisted or non assisted. A copy of this letter needs to be given to the residential care centre. If obtained before entering care it is current for 12 months. If you are in a centre and move to another centre a new form needs to be completed. Your social worker may have given you a copy of this form, or you can download a printable version.
Download the Request for an Assets Assessment Form
The Centrelink income test is conducted by Centrelink to determine whether you need to pay an income tested fee or not. It can apply to pensioners and non pensioners and measures your income outside of the pension e.g. from rental properties or shares. You don't need to complete any forms for this, Centrelink conduct the test, and then notify the Department of Health & Ageing, who inform the centre of the fees required. If you wish to find out further information, contact Centrelink; you can also ask to speak to a financial advisor at Centrelink.
Centrelink contact details
P 13 23 00
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