Carer Payment

A payment if you give constant care to someone who has a severe disability, illness, 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:

  • be an Australian resident
  • care for someone who is an Australian resident
  • care for 1 or more people who have care need scores high enough on the assessment tools used for an adult or child
  • care for someone who’ll have these needs for at least 6 months
  • be under the pension income and assets test limits.

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021