Home Care Wins in the Federal Budget 20-21

The government will provide $2 billion in the next four years to further support older Australians accessing aged care.

$1.6 billion of the new funding will provide an additional 23,000 home care packages across all package levels, meaning that waiting time waiting times for older Australians seeking in-home support is set to reduce.

Additional budget measures will be taken in the following years to improve dementia services and training programs,  further support aged care workforce and assist older Australians with disabilities, etc.

Another good news for the older Australians and their carers –  pensioners and other welfare recipients will receive $500 cash payments.

To help stimulate a struggling economy and to ease some of the financial challenges posed by coronavirus, two $250 payments will start being paid out from November this year and early next year respectively.

If you receive any of the following payments or if you hold any of the following healthcare cards, then you’re eligible:

  • Age Pension

  • Disability Support Pension

  • Carer Payment

  • Family Tax Benefit or Family Tax Benefit Lump Sum

  • Double Orphan Pension

  • Carer Allowance

  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

  • Pensioner Concession Card

  • Veteran Card

We believe that more government budget and funding in aged care indicates a further improvement on the quality of home care services.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Home Care Packages or want to apply for one.

Please also contact us if you are a qualified care worker interested in joining the home care industry!

Source:
ABC News. (2020, Oct 6th). What we know about the $250 cash payments for aged, family, and disability welfare recipients in the 2020 budget. Retrieved from:https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-07/what-we-know-250-aged-carer-disability-payment-budget-2020/12737410

ACSA. (2020, Oct 6th). Federal Budget Summary. Retrieved from: https://www.acsa.asn.au/ACSA/media/General/ACSA-Federal-Budget-Summary_2020-21.pdf?utm_source=ACSA+Members+ONLY&utm_campaign=d6719

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