Carer Allowance

A fortnightly income supplement if you give daily care and attention to someone who has a disability, serious illness, or an adult who is frail and old.

Eligibility basics

You must give additional daily care at home to:

  • a child aged under 16 who has a disability or serious illness and lives with you
  • 2 or more children aged under 16 living with you whose care needs add up to the same as 1 eligible child, or
  • someone aged 16 or older who has a disability or serious illness or is frail aged

Page last updated: 19 July 2017