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
In this section
Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Carer Payment, and how much you'll get.
Check if you are eligible before you start your claim. The easiest way to claim Carer Payment is online. When you claim, we will ask you for information to assess if you are eligible.
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.