Rules for the person 16 or older getting care
A care receiver 16 or older must meet these rules for you to get Carer Payment.
The person getting care must meet all of the following:
- score high enough on the Adult Disability Assessment Determination 2018 (ADAT)
- have an illness or disability likely to last at least 6 months, or have a terminal illness
- need constant care in their home, your home or in hospital.
The ADAT has questions both the carer and treating health professional must answer.
You may also qualify if the person you provide care for meets a lower ADAT score and has either:
- a dependent child younger than 6
- a dependent child between 6 and 16 that they get Carer Allowance for.
Page last updated: 24 February 2021
This information was printed 20 September 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/carer-payment/who-can-get-it/rules-person-16-or-older-getting-care. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.