Carer Allowance

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

Eligibility basics

  • you give extra care to someone who has a disability or severe illness or is frail aged
  • their care needs score high enough on the ADAT or DCLAD
  • they will have these needs for at least 12 months or the rest of their life
  • you meet an income test

Page last updated: 20 September 2018