Carer Payment

If you care for a child at home you might qualify for a Carer Payment

If you care for a child at home you might qualify for a Carer Payment

If you are unable to work because of your caring role you might be eligible for a Carer Payment.

You may get Carer Payment if you provide constant care in the home of the person you care for and they are:

  • a child under the age of 16 with a profound disability or medical condition who has extremely high care needs, or
  • two or more children under the age of 16 with severe disabilities or medical conditions who together require an extremely high level of care (this rule does not apply if the children have severe intellectual, psychiatric or behavioural medical/disability conditions)

and

  • you meet the income and assets tests
  • you are an Australian resident or allowed to live here permanently (a two year waiting period may apply for recently arrived migrants).

Please Note: You will need to provide a doctor’s report to help establish your eligibility for this payment.

For more information visit this page at Centrelink.

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