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Am I eligible for Aged Care funding?

Eligibility for government funding for aged care is based on several factors including the person’s health and age. The age requirements are that a person is aged:

  • 65 years or older; or

  • 50 years and older if you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;

  • 50 years or older and on a low income, homeless or at risk of being homeless (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).


The health and medical requirements relate to a person’s ability to undertake everyday tasks including:

  • getting out of bed or chairs;

  • walking;

  • going to the toilet;

  • taking a bath or shower;

  • getting dressed;

  • eating a meal;

  • preparing a meal;

  • taking medicine;

  • basic housework;

  • driving or taking public transport;

  • shopping for groceries;

  • managing money and paying bills.


To see whether you are eligible for an assessment for aged care funding, you can access the ‘My Aged Care - Assessment Eligibility Checker’.

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