Calculation Table for a Couple Living in the Same Apartment (Both Spouses are 70 or Older)

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Table for calculating monthly expenses on the basis of a household in which both spouses are 70 or older

Senior who is considered a dependent senior


1. If both you and your spouse are considered dependent seniors, the rate increases to 20%.
Home-support service % of the monthly rent Minimum amount Maximum amount
Basic amount 12% $150 $375
Laundry service (care of clothing and household linens) 5% $75 $125
Housekeeping service 4% $50 $125
Meal service (one meal a day) 14% $200 $400
Meal service (two meals a day) 21% $300 $600
Meal service (three meals a day) 26% $400 $800
Nursing service 8% $100 $250
Personal care service (non-professional assistance service):

Basic amount




Supplement for a dependent senior



10%1 of the monthly rent

Maximum percentage of the total monthly rent

Senior who is not considered a dependent senior


  • The rate applies to the total monthly rent.
  • The total amount determined for all services rendered must not be more than 70% of the total monthly rent, or 80% of the total monthly rent for a dependent senior.
  • The total monthly rent is the rent paid to house both you and your spouse, regardless of who pays it or how it is divided between you.

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