To be eligible, you must have been paid Carer Allowance for a child under 16 years for a period that includes 1 July. This also includes Carer Allowance backdated to include 1 July.
This payment is an ongoing, non-indexed annual lump sum payment.
Carer Allowance (child) recipients will receive a payment of up to $1,000 for each child in their care.
Some carers may receive 2 or more payments. Carers who receive a part rate of Carer Allowance under shared-care arrangements will also receive a part rate of this payment.
Factors affecting this payment
Certain factors may affect you receiving this payment. For example:
- eligibility for this payment is independent of eligibility for Carer Supplement
- it is entirely income managed for income managed customers
- you have to receive an installment of Carer Allowance to receive this payment. Having a Carer Allowance Health Care Card only, does not meet the requirements
For Carer Allowance customers who receive part of the Carer Allowance because they share the care with another person, this payment will be paid in the same ratios as Carer Allowance under their existing arrangements.
If you want to talk to someone about how this may affect you, call the Disability and Carers line on 132 717.
If you are eligible for this payment, we will automatically make the payment into your bank account and send you a letter.