Why is my wife expected to pay more than her income for aged care?

By Noel Whittaker
Updated March 7 2024 - 9:00am, first published 5:00am
Aged care fees can be tricky, but there are ways to reduce your daily payment. Pictured is a woman receiving her meal in an aged care centre. Picture supplied
Aged care fees can be tricky, but there are ways to reduce your daily payment. Pictured is a woman receiving her meal in an aged care centre. Picture supplied

I have spoken to Centrelink regarding the supposed increase in the work bonus, but apparently there is no increase for me.

I am told by one person at Centrelink that there is only an additional $4000 starting balance for new pensioners, not for me as I use my $300 work bonus fortnightly. Just wondering if someone could explain to me how it is actually calculated.

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