Payments and services if you provide care for someone with a severe disability, illness or a frail and aged adult.
An income support payment if you give constant care to someone who has a severe disability, illness, or an adult who is frail aged.
Check to see if you’re eligible for other support:
- use Payment and Service Finder to find, estimate and compare payments, and locate services
- view all payments for carers.
We provide payments to people who provide daily care for someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail aged.
You can get financial help and other services if you care for someone with a disability, an illness or who is frail aged.
There are payments and services to help you if you provide full time care to an older Australian.
We provide support to grandparents, legal guardians and other family members who provide full time care for a child.
In some situations, you can choose to get Carer Payment or Age Pension.
The pause on debt in response to COVID-19 is ending. But if you owe money, you won’t need to repay it until next year.
Check your eligibility before making a claim for Age Pension.
You can ask us to take tax out of your payment to help you avoid an income tax debt.
What you choose to do with your super may impact the payments and services you get from us.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reuniting people with super they may not know they have. Read more about inactive low balance super accounts on the ATO website.
This information was printed 23 October 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/carers. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.