How much you can get

You can get up to $1,000 each year for each child who qualifies you for Carer Allowance.

If you’re getting Carer Allowance, you can get this payment for each eligible child. For example, if you get Carer Allowance for 2 children, you’ll get 2 payments.

Shared care

Under shared care arrangements, we’ll divide your payment in the same way we divide your Carer Allowance.

If your payment is income managed

The full amount you get will go into either your:

Page last updated: 16 October 2023.
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