Residential Aged Care and Aged Home Care Workforce Retention Bonus – are you eligible?

The Commonwealth Government has announced a Workforce Retention Bonus Grant. The Grant aims to support the aged care workforce, specifically in residential aged care and aged home care. Employees (full-time, part-time and casual) may be eligible for two payments of up to $800 for residential aged care workers and up to $600 for aged care home care workers.

To be eligible for the Retention Bonus you must be a direct care worker in a residential aged care or aged persons mental health facilities in one of the following roles:

  • Registered nurses (who provide direct care)
  • Enrolled nurses
  • Health care workers/Personal care workers
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Health Care Workers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychiatric Services Officers

For employees in aged home care, Health Care Workers in Community are eligible.

Employees need to be employed by Monash Health at the time the application is made by Monash Health to be eligible for the payment.
More information about eligibility and payment amounts can be found on the Monash Health COVID-19 site.

Approved by Karen Lowe, 16 July 2020 

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