An additional fortnightly payment if you give daily care to someone who has a disability, serious illness, or is frail aged.
- 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
In this section
Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Carer Allowance, and how much you'll get.
Check if you are eligible before you start your claim. The easiest way to claim Carer Allowance is online. When you claim, we will ask you for information to assess if you are eligible.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Carer Allowance.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Carer Allowance.