How much you can get
Information about how much you can get, how we pay and why it won’t count as income.
The 2018-19 payment rate for CAPS is up to $596.60 per person.
This payment doesn’t add to your taxable income and doesn’t prevent you from getting other payments from us.
We index the CAPS payment on 1 July each year.
We can pay into your choice of Australian bank account. It can’t be a credit card, loan or mortgage account.
The account can belong to either:
- the custodial parent of a child getting CAPS
- your legal or authorised nominee.
For us to pay a custodial parent of a child getting CAPS, the child must be either:
- under 14
- under 18 and not able to act on their own behalf.
A legal or authorised nominee can be:
- someone with the person’s power of attorney
- the person’s legal guardian
- a public trustee
- the person’s Centrelink payment nominee
- their Department of Veterans’ Affairs trustee or agent
- someone the Department of Health agrees is a responsible person
- an organisation that helps the person buy continence products.
We’ll let you or your nominee know each time we pay you.
If your bank account details change, you need to either:
You can read more about how to manage your payment.
Page last updated: 12 June 2019