- you give additional daily care to someone who has a disability, severe illness or is frail aged
- their care needs score high enough on the assessment tools used for an adult or a child
- they’ll have these needs for at least 12 months or the rest of their life
- you meet an income test
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.
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.
Page last updated: 10 July 2019