Who can get a Low Income Health Care Card

You may be able to get a Low Income Health Care Card if your income is below the limit in the income test.

You don’t need to pass an assets test.

Children on your card

If your child’s name is on your card you can use it for their expenses.

We can put your dependent child on your card if:

  • you’re their main carer, or
  • they live with you for at least 2 nights every fortnight

They must be under 19 if you’re supporting them while they study.

Students and Australian Apprentices

You may be able to get the card if you’re on:

Call the Students and trainees line to apply.

Read about the non-income-tested Low Income Health Care Card.

Page last updated: 12 October 2017