Paid annually if you care for a person with a disability or medical condition, or who is frail aged. You must get certain payments from us to get it.
From 5 July 2021, we’ll pay eligible carers the Carer Supplement. Carers may also get the Child Disability Assistance Payment. Read more about Annual payments for carers.
You don’t need to apply for Carer Supplement. If you’re eligible, we’ll pay the supplement straight into your bank account.
The supplement is up to $600 each year for each eligible payment. You’ll get this amount on top of your regular payment.
Page last updated: 15 July 2021
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