How much you can get

There are different rates of Carer Payment for single people and couples.

Our payment rates change on 20 March and 20 September each year to keep up with the cost of living.

Read about how your relationship status can affect your payment rate.

Pension rates per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate $860.60 $648.70 $1,297.40 $860.60
Maximum Pension Supplement $69.60 $52.50 $105.00 $69.60
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $944.30 $711.80 $1,423.60 $944.30

You may get 1 or both Economic Support Payments. We’ll pay this into your bank account automatically.

Page last updated: 7 September 2020