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
- 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.
In this section
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Carer Allowance.
Complete the following steps to claim Carer Allowance. Before you start, check if you can get it.
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.