An income support payment if you give constant care to someone who has a severe disability, illness, or an adult who is frail and old.
- you’re caring for 1 or more people with care needs which score high enough on the ADAT or DCLAD
- they will have these needs for at least 6 months or the rest of their life
- under the pension income and assets test limits
- you and your care receiver must both be residing in Australia
If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment in June.
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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.
Your options and obligations for Carer Payment.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Carer Payment.