Services Australia - Centrelink
Home Care Package Fees
Form SA456

Home Care Guide

Home Care Package Fees - Calculation Cost of Care - Form SA456


Centrelink and DVA Aged Care Forms

Services Australia (Centrelink) and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) use a number of forms to collect information from people that are requesting access to Commonwealth subsidised aged care options.

The information collected is used to decide the categories of charges and to calculate the amount of fees that will be charged to receive subsidised aged care services.

When to use the SA456 Form.

The SA456 form is used when a person:

  • is seeking a Commonwealth subsidised Home Care Package
  • is NOT receiving a means tested income support payment (see types of income support payments below)
  • agrees to provide information about income and financial assets to the Commonwealth

Need Help to Submit the Centrelink or DVA Aged Care Forms?

Over the years, we have completed many SA456 , SA457 and SA485 forms for our family clients.

You need to get the information specified correctly if you do not want to pay incorrect or excessive aged care fees and charges.

We all know that contacting and working with Centrelink can be a time-consuming, stressful and mistakes can be made by the inexperienced.


Means Tested Income Support Payments

Means tested income support payments can include:

  • Age Pension
  • Disability Support Pension (DSP)
  • Carer Payment (but not Carer Allowance)
  • Military Service Pension (DVA)
  • Special Benefit
  • Widow Allowance
  • Income Support Supplement
  • Veterans Payment
  • Farm Household Allowance

Non-Means Tested Income Support Payments

Non-Means tested payments can include:

  • Age Pension (Vision Impaired)
  • Disability Support Pension (Vision Impairment)
  • War Widow(er)s Pension (DVA)
  • Disability Pension paid by DVA (but not including any income support supplement)
  • Income Support Pension (Vision Impairment) paid by DVA

Download SA456 Form

SA456 Centrelink DVA Aged Care Form



Home Care Guide

Eligibility and Assessment
Home Care Fee Categories
Current Home Care Fees and Charges
Centrelink Form SA456 Explained