Eligible approved providers of residential aged care services will be able to apply for funding support under the Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) Support Loan Program from 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021.

COVID‑19 has had a significant impact on residential aged care providers, including lower occupancy and higher than anticipated refunds of RADs. In recognition of this, the Australian Government is making available up to $128.8 million in zero‑interest secured loans through the RAD Support Loan Program. The purpose of this funding is to assist eligible residential aged care providers to refund their RADs until 31 December 2021 without triggering an insolvency event.

To be eligible for funding, approved providers of residential aged care must have had or expect its liquidity to fall below the relevant threshold (as set out in the program guidelines), must be assessed as being able to repay funds loaned, and is not able to access sufficient commercial or alternative financing.

For more information, including full eligibility criteria, program guidelines and how to apply, please see the RAD Support Loan Program webpage. If you have further questions email RADSupport@health.gov.au.

Department of Health

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