Carer Payment

Income support every 2 weeks for people giving constant care, in a private home, to someone with a severe disability, illness, or is an adult who is frail aged.

Eligibility basics

You and the person getting care must be under the income and assets test limits.

You must:

  • give constant, daily care to someone who has a severe disability or severe illness or is frail aged
  • care for them in a private home for at least 6 months
  • spend no more than 25 hours a week away from caring for work, study or training
  • not be on another income support payment

Page last updated: 20 March 2017