Eligible elderly receive a voucher valued HK$6,000 per month. They may use the voucher for the community care services, including government recognized day care centre and home care services, that suit their individual needs. The remaining voucher value cannot be carried forward to the following month. Part of the cost of the voucher is born by the elderly. The amount they have to pay each moth will be determined by Social Welfare Department according to the household income. There are five levels of payment by the elderly: HK$500, $750, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500.