Rules for carers
To get Carer Allowance as a carer you must meet these rules.
You must be providing additional daily care and attention to someone because they either:
- have a disability or severe illness
- are frail aged.
You may be able to get Carer Allowance for more than 1 person you provide care for.
Income and assets
There is no assets test for Carer Allowance but there is an income test. To get Carer Allowance your and your partner’s combined adjusted taxable income must be under $250,000 a year.
Page last updated: 17 June 2020
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