Carer Payment

An income support payment if you give constant care to someone who has a severe disability, illness, or an adult who is frail aged.

Staying on Carer Payment may be better for you than changing to JobSeeker Payment. Read more about why Carer Payment is probably the right payment for you.

To get this you must:

  • be under the pension income and assets test limits
  • be an Australian resident
  • care for someone who is an Australian resident
  • care for 1 or more people who have care need scores high enough on the assessment tools used for an adult or child
  • care for someone who’ll have these needs for at least 6 months or the rest of their life.

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

Page last updated: 27 May 2020