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
If you get Carer Allowance you may need to do an income review. Make sure you do your review as soon as possible or your payment will stop.

Page last updated: 19 October 2018