Carer Payment

A payment for people who personally provide constant care, in the home, to someone with a severe disability, medical condition, or who is frail aged.

Eligibility basics

  • you personally provide constant care in the home for someone with a severe disability, medical condition or who is frail aged
  • you personally provide that care for a significant period, usually a minimum of 6 months
  • you, and the person for whom you provide care, meet the income and assets tests
We invite carers to take part in a voluntary field test. Read more about how you can help us improve Carer Payment and Carer Allowance assessments.

Page last updated: 12 October 2016