Payment rates of Carer Payment

Adjustments to payment rates are made in line with the Consumer Price Index in line with increases in the cost of living. Carer Payment rates are adjusted on 20 March and 20 September of each year.

StatusRate per fortnight
Couple$577.40 each or
$1,154.80 combined
Couple separated due to ill health$766.00 each

These amounts exclude the Pension Supplement, a fortnightly payment additional to the base pension. The maximum rates of Pension Supplement for singles and for each member of a couple separated due to ill health is $62.90 a fortnight, and for couples $94.80 a fortnight combined.