Aged Care (Flexible Care Subsidy Amount - Multi-Purpose Services) Determination 2013 (No. 1)(No. 1)

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Aged Care (Flexible Care Subsidy Amount — Multi-Purpose Services) Determination 2013 (No. 1) 
 
 
 
 
 I, Mark Butler, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, make the following determination under the Aged Care Act 1997.
 
Dated: 28 June             2013
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Butler
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
 
                       
 
Contents
 
Part 1—Preliminary
1                     Name of determination………………………………………………………………1
2                     Commencement……………………………………………………………………  1
3                     Authority…………………………………………………………………………….1
4                     Repeal……………………………………………………………………………….1
5                     Definitions…………………………………………………………………………..1
6                     Category A services…………………………………………………………………2
7                     Category B services…………………………………………………………………3
8                     Category C services…………………………………………………………………5
 
Part 2—Amount of flexible care subsidy
            Division 2.1—Amount of flexible care subsidy
9                     Amount of flexible care subsidy……………………………………………………7
Division 2.2—Applicable amount for high care places
10                  Applicable amount for high care places………………………………….…………7
Division 2.3—Applicable amount for low care places
11                  Applicable amount for low care places………………………………….………….8
Division 2.4—Respite supplement equivalent amount
12                  Respite supplement equivalent amount……………………………………………...8
Division 2.5—Workforce supplement
13                  When workforce supplement applies…………………………………………..……9
14                  Application for determination…………………………………………………….…9
15                  Determination that approved provider is eligible for workforce supplement…….....9
16                  Revocation of Secretary’s determination…………………………………………..10
17                  Workforce supplement amount…………………………………………………….11
18                  Reviewable decisions…………………………………………………………...….11
19                  Secretary may reconsider reviewable decisions…………………………………….11
20                  Reconsideration of reviewable decisions………………………………………...…11
Division 2.6—Additional amount of community care subsidy
21                  Additional amount of community care subsidy………………………………….…12
 
Schedule 1      Concessional resident equivalent amounts………………………………....13
 
Schedule 2      Adjusted subsidy reduction multi-purpose services…………………….15
 
Schedule 3      Viability supplement equivalent amounts……………………………..……16
 
 
Part 1—Preliminary
  
1  Name of determination
                   This determination is the Aged Care (Flexible Care Subsidy Amount — Multi-Purpose Services) Determination 2013 (No. 1) (No. 1).
2  Commencement
                   This determination commences on 1 July 2013.
3  Authority
                   This determination is made under the Aged Care Act 1997.
4  Repeal
                   The Aged Care (Amount of Flexible Care Subsidy— Multi-Purpose Services) Determination 2012 (No. 1) made by the Minister on 22 June 2012, also known as F2012L01426, is repealed.
5  Definitions
In this determination:
Act means the Aged Care Act 1997.
adjusted subsidy reduction multi‑purpose service means a multi‑purpose service mentioned in Schedule 2.
Aged Care Workforce Supplement Guidelines means the document with that title published by the Department, as it exists on 1 July 2013.
Note:              The document is available through the Department’s website (www.health.gov.au).
Category A service means a multi‑purpose service that:
                    (a)               meets the requirements of subsection 6(1); and
                        (b)   does not meet the requirements of subsection 8(3).
Category B service means a multi‑purpose service that:
                        (a)    meets the requirements of subsection 7(1) or (3); and
                   (b)    does not meet the requirements of subsection 8(4).
Category C service means a multi‑purpose service that meets the requirements of subsection 8(1), (3) or (4).
community care place means a place allocated in respect of a multi-purpose service for the provision of care equivalent to community care.
high care place means a place allocated in respect of a multi‑purpose service for the provision of care equivalent to a high level of residential care.
low care place means a place allocated in respect of a multi‑purpose service for the provision of care equivalent to a low level of residential care.
multi‑purpose service has the meaning given by section 15.3 of the Flexible Care Subsidy Principles 1997.
region has the meaning given by Schedule 1 to the Aged Care Act 1997.
reviewable decision has the meaning given by section 18.
RRMA Classification means the ‘Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area Classification’, 1991 Census Edition, published by the Australian Government Publishing Service, November 1994.
viability supplement equivalent amount, for a multi‑purpose service for a day, means:
(a)    for a multi‑purpose service that is a Category A service, a Category B service or a Category C service — the amount that is specified in Schedule 3 in respect of a care recipient to whom care is provided through the service on that day; and
(b)   for a multi-purpose service that is not a Category A service, a Category B service or a Category C service — $0.
6            Category A services
         (1)   A multi‑purpose service meets the requirements of this subsection if:
                (a)    the service was in operation on 31 December 2004, and, on that date, the point score of the service would have been at least 60 points, under the scoring system set out in the following table; and
               (b)    on 1 January 2005, either:
                          (i)    the point score of the service was less than 50 points, under the scoring system set out in the table in subsection 8(1); or
                         (ii)    the point score of the service was at least 50 points, under that scoring system, and the viability supplement equivalent amount specified in Schedule 3 for a day in respect of the service as a Category A service was more than the viability supplement equivalent amount so specified in respect of the service as a Category C service.
 

Item
Criterion
Points

1
Location:
 

2
   (a)  remote zone
40

3
  (b)  other rural area
30

4
   (c)  small rural centre
20

5
  (d)  large rural centre
10

6
Beds:
 

7
   (a)  less than 30
20

8
  (b)  less than 16
30

9
Service not co‑located with another service and unable to co‑locate
20

10
Supported residents, concessional residents or assisted residents:
 

11
   (a)  over 70%
20

12
  (b)  50% to 70%
10

13
Caters largely for special groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups
10

         (2)   For subsection (1):
                (a)    a location of a particular kind is a statistical local area of that kind defined in the RRMA Classification; and
               (b)    a service is taken to be unable to co‑locate with another service if it is:
                          (i)    not on the same site as, or on an adjoining site to, another multi‑purpose service or residential care service; or
                         (ii)    on the same site as, or an adjoining site to, another multi‑purpose service or residential care service, but the total of the residential places and non‑acute beds on the same or adjacent sites is less than 45; or
 
                        (iii)    more than 25 kilometres from the nearest residential care service; or
                        (iv)    not more than 25 kilometres from the nearest residential care service, but the total number of places in both services is:
                                   (A)     for a service in a remote zone — less than 30 beds; or
                                   (B)     for a service not in a remote zone — less than 16 beds; and
                (c)    points may be scored under only 1 paragraph in an item that has paragraphs.
7              Category B services
         (1)   A multi‑purpose service meets the requirements of this subsection if:
                (a)    the service was in operation on 31 December 2004, and, on that date, the point score of the service would have been at least 40 points, under the scoring system set out in the following table; and
               (b)    on 1 January 2005, either:
                          (i)    the point score of the service was less than 50 points, under the scoring system set out in the table in subsection 8(1); or
                         (ii)    the point score of the service was at least 50 points, under that scoring system, and the viability supplement equivalent amount specified in Schedule 3 for a day in respect of the service as a Category B service was more than the viability supplement equivalent amount so specified in respect of the service as a Category C service.
 

Item
Criterion
Points

1
Location:
 

2
   (a)  very remote location
60

3
  (b)  remote location
50

4
   (c)  moderately accessible location
40

5
  (d)  accessible location
30

6
   (e)  highly accessible location
0

7
Places:
 

8
   (a)  less than 20
30

9
  (b)  more than 19 but less than 30
20

10
   (c)  more than 29 but less than 45
10

11
More than 50% of care recipients are people with special needs (other than people who are people with special needs only because they live in rural or remote areas or they are financially or socially disadvantaged)
10

         (2)   In this section:
accessible location means a location that has an ARIA value of more than 1.84, but not more than 3.51.
ARIA value, in relation to a location, means the value given to that location in accordance with the methodology set out in the document titled Measuring Remoteness: Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA), Occasional Papers: New Series Number 14, published by the Department in October 2001, as the document exists on 1 July 2013.
Note:          The document is available through the Department’s website (www.health.gov.au).
highly accessible location means a location that has an ARIA value of not more than 1.84.
moderately accessible location means a location that has an ARIA value of more than 3.51, but not more than 5.8.
remote location means a location that has an ARIA value of more than 5.8, but not more than 9.08.
very remote location means a location that has an ARIA value of more than 9.08, but not more than 12.
         (3)   A multi‑purpose service meets the requirements of this subsection if:
                (a)    the service commenced operating on or after 1 January 2005 and before 1 July 2005; and
               (b)    on the day that the service commenced operating:
                          (i)    the point score of the service was at least 40 points, under the scoring system set out in subsection (1); and
                         (ii)    either:
                                   (A)     the point score of the service was less than 50 points, under the scoring system set out in the table in subsection 8 (1); or
                                   (B)     the point score of the service was at least 50 points, under that scoring system, and the viability supplement equivalent amount specified in Schedule 3 for a day in respect of the service as a Category B service was more than the viability supplement equivalent amount so specified in respect of the service as a Category C service.
8              Category C services
         (1)   A multi‑purpose service meets the requirements of this subsection if, on or after 1 January 2005, the service:
                (a)    is not a Category A service or a Category B service; and
               (b)    scores at least 50 points, under the scoring system set out in the following table.
 

Item
Criterion
Points

1
Location:
 

2
   (a)  very remote location
65

3
  (b)  remote location
55

4
   (c)  moderately accessible location
40

5
  (d)  accessible location
30

6
   (e)  highly accessible location
0

7
Places:
 

8
   (a)  less than 20
30

9
  (b)  more than 19 but less than 25
25

10
   (c)  more than 24 but less than 30
20

11
  (d)  more than 29 but less than 35
15

12
   (e)  more than 34 but less than 40
10

13
   (f)  more than 39 but less than 45
5

14
More than 50% of care recipients are people with special needs (other than people who are people with special needs only because they live in rural or remote areas or they are financially or socially disadvantaged)
5

         (2)   In this section:
accessible location has the meaning given by subsection 7(2).
ARIA value has the meaning given by subsection 7(2).
highly accessible location has the meaning given by subsection 7(2).
moderately accessible location has the meaning given by subsection 7(2).
remote location has the meaning given by subsection 7(2).
very remote location has the meaning given by subsection 7(2).
         (3)   A multi‑purpose service meets the requirements of this subsection if the service meets the requirements of subsection 6(1) (that is, for a Category A service) and, on at least 1 day on or after 1 January 2005:
                (a)    the service scores at least 50 points, under the scoring system set out in the table in subsection (1); and
               (b)    the viability supplement equivalent amount specified in Schedule 3 for a day in respect of the service as a Category C service is the same as or greater than the viability supplement equivalent amount so specified in respect of the service as a Category A service.
         (4)   A multi‑purpose service meets the requirements of this subsection if the service meets the requirements of subsection 7(1) or (3) (that is, for a Category B service) and, on at least 1 day on or after 1 January 2005:
                (a)    the service scores at least 50 points, under the scoring system set out in the table in subsection (1); and
               (b)    the viability supplement equivalent amount specified in Schedule 3 for a day in respect of the service as a Category C service is the same as or greater than the viability supplement equivalent amount so specified in respect of the service as a Category B service.
Part 2—Amount of flexible care subsidy
  
Division 2.1—Amount of flexible care subsidy
9          Amount of flexible care subsidy
                The amount of flexible care subsidy that is payable in respect of a day in respect of a multi‑purpose service is worked out in accordance with the following method.
                HCA + LCA + CCA + RSEA + WSA  + CCAA
where:
HCA is the amount worked out by multiplying:
                (a)    the amount that applies under Division 2.2 in respect of the day for a high care place allocated in respect of the service; and
               (b)    the number of high care places allocated in respect of the service.
LCA is the amount worked out by multiplying:
                (a)    the amount that applies under Division 2.3 in respect of the day for a low care place; and
               (b)    the number of low care places allocated in respect of the service.
CCA is the amount worked out by multiplying:
                (a)    $35.14; and
               (b)    the number of community care places allocated in respect of the service.
RSEA is the respite supplement equivalent amount for the service in respect of the day under Division 2.4.
WSA is the workforce supplement (if applicable) worked out under Division 2.5.
CCAA is the amount worked out by multiplying:
(a)    the amount that applies under Division 2.6 in respect of a day for a community care place; and
(b)    the number of community care places allocated in respect of the service.
Division 2.2—Applicable amount for high care places
10            Applicable amount — high care places
         (1)   For a multi‑purpose service that is not an adjusted subsidy reduction multi‑purpose service, the amount that applies in respect of a day for a high care place allocated in respect of the service is worked out in accordance with the following method.
                B + C + V
         (2)   For an adjusted subsidy reduction multi‑purpose service, the amount that applies in respect of a day for a high care place allocated in respect of the service is worked out in accordance with the following method.

F
H
                  (B + C + V) -  (R x      )
         (3)   In subsections (1) and (2):
B is $116.49
C is the concessional resident equivalent amount specified in Schedule 1 for the region in which the service is located.
V is the viability supplement equivalent amount for the service for the day.
         (4)   In subsection (2):
R is $11.74
F is the number of places mentioned in column 3 of Schedule 2 for the service.
H is the number of high care places allocated in respect of the service for the day.
Division 2.3—Applicable amount for low care places
11            Applicable amount — low care places
                The amount that applies in respect of a day for a low care place is worked out in accordance with the following method.
                where:
B is $30.61
C is the concessional resident equivalent amount specified in Schedule 1 for the region in which the multi‑purpose service in respect of which the place is allocated is located.
V is the viability supplement equivalent amount for the service for the day.
Division 2.4—Respite supplement equivalent amount
12        Respite supplement equivalent amount
                The respite supplement equivalent amount for a multi‑purpose service in respect of a day is the amount mentioned in the following table for the total number of high care places and low care places allocated in respect of the service.
 
Item
Total number of high care places and low care places
Respite supplement equivalent amount ($)

1
Less than 11
$47.55

2
More than 10 but less than 21
$76.08

3
More than 20 but less than 31
$85.58


4
More than 30 but less than 41
$95.10

5
More than 40
$104.61

Division 2.5—Workforce supplement
13  When workforce supplement applies
                   The workforce supplement applies to an approved provider in respect of a day if:
(a) the approved provider held, in respect of that day, an allocated place that was in force under Part 2.2 of the Act (other than a provisional allocation) for the provision of care through a multi-purpose service; and
(b)   the approved provider’s employees were not employed under a state or territory government award; and
                     (c)  a determination under section 15 was in force on that day in relation to the approved provider providing the flexible care.
14  Application for determination
             (1)  An approved provider  may apply to the Secretary for a determination under section 15.
             (2)  The application must:
                     (a)  be in the form approved by the Secretary; and
                     (b)  include the information (if any) required by the Aged Care Workforce Supplement Guidelines.
15  Determination that approved provider is eligible for workforce supplement
             (1)  If the Secretary receives an application from an approved provider under section 14, the Secretary may determine that the approved provider is eligible for the workforce supplement.
             (2)  A determination under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.
             (3)  The Secretary must not make a determination unless:
                     (a)  the approved provider has advised the approved provider’s staff, in writing, of the approved provider’s intention to apply for a determination that the approved provider is eligible for the workforce supplement;
                     (b)  the written advice mentioned in paragraph (a) also includes the following:
                              (i)  an undertaking that the approved provider will negotiate with the staff employment arrangements that meet the minimum wage requirements specified in Part B of the Aged Care Workforce Supplement Guidelines;
                             (ii)  information about how the approved provider intends to improve:
                                        (A)  training and education opportunities for the staff; and
                                        (B)  career structures and career development for the staff; and
                                        (C)  workforce planning in relation to the provision of flexible care;
                     (c)  the approved provider has given the Secretary an undertaking that the approved provider will, if requested by the Secretary, participate in a census or survey conducted by the Department about the aged care workforce;
                     (d)  The approved provider has given the Secretary an undertaking that the approved provider will comply with the minimum wage requirements, specified in Part B of the Aged Care Workforce Supplement Guidelines, on and after the first day in respect of which the workforce supplement will apply to a care recipient of the approved provider if the determination is made.
             (4)  If the Secretary needs further information to make a decision about the application, the Secretary may give the approved provider a notice requesting that the approved provider give the Secretary the further information:
                     (a)  within 28 days after receiving the notice; or
                     (b)  within such other period as is specified in the notice.
             (5)  The application is taken to have been withdrawn if the information mentioned in subsection (4) is not given within whichever of the periods mentioned in that subsection applies. The notice must include a statement setting out the effect of this subsection.
             (6)  A determination under subsection (1) takes effect on the day specified in the determination. The day may be earlier than the day on which the determination is made but not earlier than 1 July 2013.
             (7)  The Secretary must notify the approved provider, in writing, of the Secretary’s decision on whether to make the determination. The notice must include reasons for the decision.
             (8)  The notice must be given to the approved provider:
                     (a)  within 28 days after the Secretary receives the application; or
                     (b)  if the Secretary has requested further information under subsection (4)—within 28 days after receiving the information.
16    Revocation of Secretary’s determination
             (1)  The Secretary may revoke a determination made under section 15 in relation to an approved provider if:
                     (a)  the Secretary is satisfied that the approved provider should no longer be eligible for the workforce supplement; or
                     (b)  the Secretary is satisfied that the approved provider has failed to comply with an undertaking, mentioned in subsection 15(3), that was given by the approved provider to the Secretary or the approved provider’s staff; or
                     (c)  the approved provider requests, in writing, the Secretary to revoke the determination.
             (2)  Before deciding to revoke the determination under paragraph 1(a) or (b), the Secretary must notify the approved provider that it is being considered. The notice must:
                     (a)  be in writing; and
                     (b)  invite the approved provider to make submissions, in writing, to the Secretary within 28 days after receiving the notice; and
                     (c)  inform the approved provider that, if no submissions are made within the period, the revocation takes effect on the day after the last day for making submissions.
             (3)  In deciding whether to revoke the determination under paragraph (1)(a) or (b), the Secretary must:
                     (a)  consider any submissions made within the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(b); and
                     (b)  have regard to the eligibility criteria specified in Part B of the Aged Care Workforce Supplement Guidelines.
             (4)  The Secretary must notify, in writing, the approved provider of the decision. The notice must include reasons for the decision.
             (5)  The notice must be given to the approved provider within 28 days after the end of the period for making submissions. If the notice is not given within that period, the Secretary is taken to have decided not to revoke the determination.
             (6)  A revocation has effect:
                     (a)  if no submissions were made within the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(b)—on the day after the last day for making submissions; or
                     (b)  if submissions were made within that period—on the day after the approved provider receives a notice under subsection (4).
17  Workforce supplement amount
                   The amount of the workforce supplement payable in respect of a day for an eligible approved provider is the amount that is 1% of the total subsidy amount, minus the workforce supplement amount, that is payable in respect of the day under Division 2.1.
18  Reviewable decisions
                   Each of the following decisions is a reviewable decision:
                     (a)  a decision under subsection 15(1) to refuse to make a determination;
                     (b)  a decision under subsection 16(1) to revoke a determination.
19  Secretary may reconsider reviewable decisions
             (1)  The Secretary may reconsider a reviewable decision if the Secretary is satisfied that there is sufficient reason to reconsider the decision.
             (2)  The Secretary may reconsider a decision even if an application for reconsideration of the decision has been made under section 20.
             (3)  After reconsidering the decision, the Secretary must:
                     (a)  confirm the decision; or
                     (b)  vary the decision; or
                     (c)  set the decision aside and substitute a new decision.
             (4)  The Secretary’s decision (the decision on review) to confirm, vary or set aside the decision takes effect:
                     (a)  on the day specified in the decision on review; or
                     (b)  if a day is not specified—on the day on which the decision on review was made.
             (5)  The Secretary must give written notice of the decision on review to the person to whom that decision relates. The notice must include reasons for the decision.
20  Reconsideration of reviewable decisions
             (1)  A person whose interests are affected by a reviewable decision may request the Secretary to reconsider the decision.
             (2)  The person’s request must be made by written notice given to the Secretary within 28 days, or such longer period as the Secretary allows, after the day on which the person first received notice of the decision.
             (3)  The notice must set out the reasons for making the request.
             (4)  After receiving the request, the Secretary must reconsider the decision and:
                     (a)  confirm the decision; or
                     (b)  vary the decision; or
                     (c)  set the decision aside and substitute a new decision.
             (5)  The Secretary’s decision (the decision on review) to confirm, vary or set aside the decision takes effect:
                     (a)  on the day specified in the decision on review; or
                     (b)  if a day is not specified—on the day on which the decision on review was made.
             (6)  The Secretary is taken, for the purposes of this Division, to have confirmed the decision if the Secretary does not give notice of a decision (including reasons for the decision) to the person within 90 days after receiving the person’s request.
Division 2.6—Additional amount of community care subsidy     
21        Additional amount of community care subsidy
         (1)   The amount that applies in respect of a day for a community care place is the amount (if any) that corresponds to the ARIA value for the location of the multi-purpose service, as set out in the following table:
 
Item
ARIA value for location of multi-purpose service
Additional daily amount of community care subsidy

1
ARIA value of 0 to 3.51 inclusive
$0.00

2
ARIA value of 3.52 to 4.66 inclusive
$4.21

3
ARIA value of 4.67 to 5.80 inclusive
$5.06

4
ARIA value of 5.81 to 7.44 inclusive
$7.08

5
ARIA value of 7.45 to 9.08 inclusive
$8.50

6
ARIA value of 9.09 to 10.54 inclusive
$11.89

7
ARIA value of 10.55 to 12.00 inclusive
$14.27

 
(2)    In this section, ARIA value has the meaning given by subsection 7(2).
Schedule 1          Concessional resident equivalent amounts
(sections 10 and 11)
Item
Location of
multi-purpose service region
Concessional resident
equivalent amount ($)

 
New South Wales
 

1
Central Coast
$11.05

2
Central West
$9.46

3
Far North Coast
$10.06

4
Hunter
$11.15

5
Illawarra
$10.28

6
Inner West
$11.52

7
Mid North Coast
$10.55

8
Nepean
$10.26

9
New England
$6.79

10
Northern Sydney
$6.62

11
Orana Far West
$12.40

12
Riverina Murray
$11.04

13
South East Sydney
$10.74

14
South West Sydney
$12.98

15
Southern Highlands
$11.63

16
Western Sydney
$10.36

 
Victoria
 

17
Barwon South Western
$6.77

18
Eastern Metro
$6.12

19
Gippsland
$6.42

20
Grampians
$11.31

21
Hume
$6.56

22
Loddon-Mallee
$10.45

23
Northern Metro
$10.36

24
Southern Metro
$6.75

25
Western Metro
$6.70

 
Queensland
 

26
Brisbane North
$10.10

27
Brisbane South
$10.80

28
Cabool
$10.85

29
Central West
$9.46

30
Darling Downs
$11.66

31
Far North
$10.12

32
Fitzroy
$5.93

33
Logan River Valley
$11.81

34
Mackay
$10.13

35
North West
$14.81

36
Northern
$9.84

37
South Coast
$11.15

38
South West
$10.13

39
Sunshine Coast
$6.83

40
West Moreton
$11.32

41
Wide Bay
$10.33

 
South Australia
 

42
Eyre Peninsula
$13.43

43
Hills, Mallee and Southern
$11.77

44
Metropolitan East
$10.85

45
Metropolitan North
$11.02

46
Metropolitan South
$11.09

47
Metropolitan West
$12.14

48
Mid North
$11.06

49
Riverland
$12.28

50
South East
$10.90

51
Whyalla, Flinders and Far North
$11.20

52
Yorke Lower North and Barossa
$11.53

 
Western Australia
 

53
Goldfields
$5.93

54
Great Southern
$6.72

55
Kimberley
$14.48

56
Metropolitan East
$10.85

57
Metropolitan North
$11.02

58
Metropolitan South East
$11.09

59
Metropolitan South West
$12.14

60
Mid West
$13.22

61
Pilbara
$14.24

62
South West
$10.13

63
Wheatbelt
$10.40

 
Tasmania
 

64
North Western
$10.70

65
Northern
$9.84

66
Southern
$11.18

 
Northern Territory
 

67
Alice Springs
$16.25

68
Barkly
$18.61

69
Darwin
$13.97

70
East Arnhem
$18.61

71
Katherine
$10.12

 
Australian Capital Territory
 

72
Australian Capital Territory
 $11.43

 
 
Schedule 2          Adjusted subsidy reduction multi‑purpose services
(sections 5 and 10)
  
 
Item
Multi‑purpose service
Affected Places

1
Alpine Multipurpose Service
50

2
Apollo Bay Multipurpose Service
4

3
Augusta Multipurpose Service
12

4
Beverley Multipurpose Service
4

5
Corryong Multipurpose Service
20

6
Denmark Multipurpose Service
4

7
Eastern Wheatbelt Multipurpose Service
20

8
Grenfell Multipurpose Service
20

9
Kangaroo Island Multipurpose Service
5

10
Katanning Multipurpose Service
18

11
Lake Cargelligo Multipurpose Service
8

12
Leonora/Laverton Multipurpose Service
3

13
Mallee Track Multipurpose Service
30

14
Murchison Multipurpose Service
3

15
Nannup Multipurpose Service
5

16
Oberon Multipurpose Service
8

17
Orbost Multipurpose Service
15

18
Robinvale Multipurpose Service
14

19
Timboon Multipurpose Service
8

20
Trundle Multipurpose Service
4

21
York Multipurpose Service
7

 
Schedule 3          Viability supplement equivalent amounts
(sections 5, 6, 7 and 8)
  
1              Viability supplement equivalent amount — Category A services
     (1)       For a care recipient to whom flexible care is provided through a Category A service on a day, the viability supplement equivalent amount for the day is the amount mentioned in the item in the following table that applies to the service on the day.
 
Item
Degree of Isolation
Number of places
Amount ($)

1
Isolated Remote Area
less than 16
$24.49

2
Isolated Remote Area
more than 15 but less than 30
$15.06

3
Isolated Remote Area
more than 29
$1.51

4
Remote Centre
less than 16
$11.69

5
Remote Centre
more than 15 but less than 30
$8.31

6
Remote Centre
more than 29
$1.51

7
Rural Outside Large Centre
less than 16
$4.92

8
Rural Outside Large Centre
more than 15 but less than 30
$1.51

9
Rural Outside Large Centre
more than 29
$1.51

10
An area not mentioned in items 1 to 9
not applicable
$1.51

     (2)       In this section:
Isolated Remote Area means a Statistical Local Area classified as ‘Other Remote’ in the RRMA Classification.
number of places, for a multi‑purpose service, means the number of places allocated in respect of the multi‑purpose service.
Remote Centre means a Statistical Local Area classified as ‘Remote Centre’ in the RRMA Classification.
Rural Outside Large Centre means a Statistical Local Area classified as ‘Other Rural’ or ‘Small Rural Centre’ in the RRMA Classification.
2              Viability supplement equivalent amount — Category B services
                For a care recipient to whom flexible care is provided through a Category B service on a day, the viability supplement equivalent amount for the day is the amount mentioned in the item in the following table for the score attained by the service on the day under the scoring system set out in the table in subsection 7 (1).
 
Item
Score
Amount ($)

1
40
$1.51

2
50
$1.70

3
60
$4.92

4
70
$8.31

5
80
$11.69

6
90
$15.06

7
100
$24.49

3              Viability supplement equivalent amount — Category C services
                For a care recipient to whom flexible care is provided through a Category C service on a day, the viability supplement equivalent amount for the day is the amount mentioned in the item in the following table for the score attained by the service on the day under the scoring system set out in the table in subsection 8 (1).
 
Item
Score
Amount ($)

1
50
$3.67

2
55
$5.50

3
60
$8.24

4
65
$10.07

5
70
$14.70

6
75
$18.32

7
80
$22.89

8
85
$27.50

9
90
$32.07

10
95
$35.73

11
100
$40.32