Who can get it
You must have been paid Carer Allowance for a child younger than 16 for a period that includes 1 July.
If you only have a Carer Allowance Health Care Card you won’t be eligible.
It doesn’t matter if you get Carer Supplement or not. This payment has different rules.
You don’t need to do anything to apply for this payment.
If you’re eligible, we’ll automatically pay it into your bank account.
Each year you can get up to $1,000 for each child who qualifies for Carer Allowance.
Page last updated: 17 October 2019
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