Caring for an older Australian
Payments & services
Explore payments based on your situation.
There are several payments and services to help you if you provide full-time care to an older Australian.
Carer Payment provides financial support if you are unable to work in substantial paid employment because you provide full-time daily care for someone with a severe disability, medical condition, or who is frail aged.
Carer Allowance is a supplementary payment for people or carers providing additional daily care to someone who has a disability, medical condition, or to someone who is frail aged. Under the National Carer Strategy, some Carer Allowance customers have increased eligibility for Bereavement Payment.
Carer Supplement is an annual lump-sum payment to assist carers with the costs of caring for a person with a disability or medical condition.
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme helps eligible people with permanent and severe incontinence to pay for incontinence products.
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