Rules for a person 16 years or older getting care

A care receiver 16 or older must meet these rules for their carer to be eligible for Carer Allowance.

The person getting care must meet all of the following:

  • score high enough on the Adult Disability Assessment Determination 2018 (ADAT)
  • be likely to have the illness or disability for at least 12 months, unless it’s terminal
  • get care from someone in their home, the carer's home or in hospital.

The ADAT has both:

  • questions the carer must answer
  • questions the health professional who treats the person getting care must answer.
Page last updated: 10 December 2021.