The Department of Social Services review payment rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.
The pension rates for a couple in the following table apply when you and your partner get Carer Payment, Age Pension or Disability Support Pension.
|Pension rates per fortnight||Single||Couple each||Couple combined||Couple each separated due to ill health|
|Maximum basic rate||$1,002.50||$755.70||$1,511.40||$1,002.50|
|Maximum Pension Supplement||$80.10||$60.40||$120.80||$80.10|
Read about how your relationship changes can affect your payment rate.
If you or the person you care for are Age Pension age, your Carer Payment is a taxable Centrelink payment. Read about paying tax on your payment.