How much you can get

The supplement is a fixed rate of $600 each year for each eligible payment. You’ll get this amount on top of your regular payment.

You can get more than one supplement.

You can get the supplement for both of the following:

  • an eligible income support payment
  • each person you get Carer Allowance for.

If you’re a part time carer, you’ll get a part rate of Carer Supplement. How much you get depends on how much care you provide.

How you’re paid

The supplement will go into your nominated bank account in one lump sum each year.

If your payments are income managed, your supplement will be income managed as well.

Next: How to manage your supplement

Your options for managing Carer Supplement.

Page last updated: 15 February 2021