Who can get it

Both the carer and the person they are providing care for need to be eligible.

To check if you’re eligible read the rules that apply to your situation:

The carer and the care receiver must both meet:

We use medical reports to verify care needs. Health Professionals who treat the person you are providing care for must complete these. In some cases we may use an existing medical report. To find out if you need a new medical report either:

If you’ve recently arrived in Australia you may need to wait to get this payment.

Next: How much you can get

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

Page last updated: 24 February 2021