You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Carer Payment, and how much you'll get.
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Both the carer and the person they are providing care for need to be eligible.
We consider care to be exchanged care in certain circumstances.
We use medical reports to check if we can pay you Carer Payment. Health professionals who treat the person you are providing care for must complete these reports.
There are different rates of Carer Payment for single people and couples.
Transitional rate of pension
The transitional rate started in 2009 for pensioners who would get a lower rate if we used the new income test.
Income and assets test
How much Carer Payment you get depends on what both you and the person you provide care for earn and own.