Carer Payment

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.

Eligibility basics

  • 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.
This information was printed Wednesday 22 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/carer-payment It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 1 May 2019