Carer Allowance

For people who give additional daily care to someone with a disability or medical condition, or an adult who is frail aged.

Cost of Living Payment

We’ve started making the one-off Cost of Living Payment. You don’t need to do anything. Read more about the payment.

To get this you must:

  • care for someone whose care needs score is high enough on the adult or child assessment tools
  • care for someone who'll have these needs for at least 12 months
  • meet an income test.

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

Page last updated: 14 March 2022