Exchanged care when you get Carer Payment

We consider care to be exchanged care in certain circumstances.

Exchanged care is where:

  • you have 2 or more children with a severe illness or severe disability who need a lot of care
  • the other parent isn’t your partner
  • you exchange the care of the children with the other parent
  • both parents give a lot of care to 1 of the children every day and you have a current parenting plan or parenting order stating your caring arrangements

Page last updated: 12 October 2017