Carer Payment

Exchanged care

We consider care to be exchanged care in certain circumstances.

Exchanged care is where:

  • you have 2 or more children with a severe illness or severe disability who need a lot of care
  • the other parent isn’t your partner
  • you exchange the care of the children with the other parent
  • both parents give a lot of care to 1 of the children every day and you have a current parenting plan or parenting order stating your caring arrangements
This information was printed Thursday 23 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/carer-payment/eligibility/exchanged-care 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: 22 May 2019