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|
You may also get the Economic Support Payment. We’ll pay this into your bank account automatically.
If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Complete the following steps to claim Carer Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 12 November 2020
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