- you’re caring for 1 or more people with care needs which score high enough on the assessment tools used for an adult or child
- they’ll have these needs for at least 6 months or the rest of their life
- you’re eligible under the pension income and assets test limits
- you and your carer receiver must both be residing in Australia
Both the carer and the person they are providing care for need to be eligible.
Complete the following steps to claim Carer Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.
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Page last updated: 4 September 2019