Rules for carers

To get Carer Allowance as a carer you must meet these rules.

Care needs

You must be providing additional daily care and attention to someone because they either:

  • have a disability or severe illness
  • are frail aged.

You may be able to get Carer Allowance for more than 1 person you provide care for.

Income and assets

There is no assets test for Carer Allowance but there is an income test. To get Carer Allowance your and your partner’s combined adjusted taxable income must be under $250,000 a year.

Read more about adjusted taxable income.

Page last updated: 7 November 2019