A fortnightly supplement if you give additional daily care to someone who has a disability, serious illness, or is frail aged.
To get this you must:
- meet an income test
- give additional daily care to someone with a disability, severe illness or who is frail aged
- care for someone whose care needs score is high enough on the assessment tools used for an adult or a child
- care for someone who'll have these needs for at least 12 months or the rest of their life.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
Complete the following steps to claim Carer Allowance. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 7 November 2019
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