Carer Allowance

A fortnightly supplement if you give additional daily care to someone who has a disability, serious illness, or is frail aged.

Eligibility basics

  • you give additional daily care to someone who has a disability, severe illness or is frail aged
  • their care needs score high enough on the assessment tools used for an adult or a child
  • they’ll have these needs for at least 12 months or the rest of their life
  • you meet an income test

Page last updated: 10 July 2019

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