If you get a part payment of Carer Allowance, you'll get a part payment of Carer Supplement.
How much you get depends on the percentage of care you provide.
Example of carers getting a part payment
David shares care with Jane for their friend Eric after an accident. They both get a part payment of Carer Allowance. David gets 30% of the Carer Allowance and Jane gets 70%. Because they already get a part payment, they’ll automatically get an annual part payment of Carer Supplement based on the percentage of care they provide. David will get 30% of Carer Supplement, and Jane gets 70% of Carer Supplement.
You’ll get Carer Supplement for each eligible payment you get. For example, if you get Carer Payment and Carer Allowance you’ll get 2 Carer Supplements.
Example of a carer getting multiple payments
Jean gets a Carer Payment for the combined care needs for his children Sofia and Louis. He also gets 2 payments of Carer Allowance. This means he gets 3 payments for caring. Jean will get 3 payments of Carer Supplement.