Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Carer Allowance.
We need to know about changes that could increase, reduce or stop your Carer Allowance or Carer Allowance Health Care Card.
If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate.
We use your adjusted taxable income to work out your eligibility for some payments or services.
What you claim determines how we work out your adjusted taxable income.
You can still get Carer Allowance if someone else provides care while you have a break, or the person you provide care for goes into hospital.
When the person you provide care for is almost 16 you can request to transfer to Carer Payment and Carer Allowance for an adult.
From time to time we review Carer Allowance to check for changes in your care responsibilities.
To make sure you’re paid correctly, we may review your income.
We may pay Carer Allowance if you leave Australia for a short time. You must still meet the Carer Allowance rules at all times.
You can have an authorised representative deal with us on your behalf. You can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
Do the right thing and avoid committing fraud by keeping your details with us up to date.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018