Community Aged Care Packages CACP
Program Name: Community Aged Care Package CACP
There are no citizenship or residency restrictions on accessing a CACP. CACPs are intended for ongoing care not temporary care.
Service types available under this program:
Funded By: Australian Government
Eligibility Criteria: To access a CACP older people must first be assessed by an ACAT as requiring the type and level of assistance a package delivers. Section 5.6 of the Approval of Care Recipients Principles 1997 states that a person is eligible to receive community care only if he or she:
People on higher incomes may be asked to pay additional fees (limited to 50% of any income above the basic rate of single pension). However, no one will be denied a service they need, based on an inability to pay fees.
The maximum fee for community care packages changes each March and September, in line with changes to the pension.