Carer Allowance and Carer Allowance Health Care Card are now income tested

4 February 2019

Some carers may need to do an income review. Check if you need to do one and if you do, complete it now.

Carer Allowance and Carer Allowance Health Care Cards are now income tested. The limit for your and your partner’s combined adjusted taxable income is now $250,000 a financial year. This changed on 1 September 2018.

To make sure we’re paying carers correctly, we now need their income details. We’re asking carers whose details we don’t have, to do a review. This includes both Centrelink and Department of Veterans’ Affairs customers. Not everyone needs to do the review.

If we’ve sent you an SMS or letter, you must do the review. If you don’t, your payment will stop. If you get letters online, check your myGov Inbox . If you don’t get your letters online, we’ll post the letter to you.

If you can’t use myGov to find out if you need to do the review:

The easiest way to do the review is online. Use your Centrelink online account through myGov.

If you can’t do it online you can complete the Carer Allowance adjusted taxable income details form.

Submit your form and any other documents we ask for either:

  • at your nearest service centre
  • by sending them to the address on the form.

Next steps

Sign in to myGov to see if you need to do an income review. If you do, complete it now.

Read more about the Carer Allowance income review.

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Page last updated: 4 February 2019