Most useful information for Caring for elderly

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Choosing between Carer Payment and Age Pension

In some situations, you can choose to get Carer Payment or Age Pension.

  1. Retirement years
  2. News

Pensions are increasing from 20 March 2023

The payment rates for Age Pension, Carer Payment and Disability Support Pension are increasing from 20 March 2023.

  1. Carer Allowance
  2. Who can get it

Carer Allowance rules for a person 16 years or older getting care

A care receiver 16 or older must meet these rules for their carer to be eligible for Carer Allowance.

  1. Assets test
  2. Asset types

Superannuation

Superannuation is a long term savings structure to help fund your retirement.

Payment schedule and rates for people outside Australia

We’ll pay your pension differently if you live outside Australia on a permanent or long term basis.

  1. Carer Allowance
  2. Who can get it

Carer Allowance rules for carers

To get Carer Allowance as a carer you must meet these rules.

Payments while outside Australia

To get your payment or concession card while outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules at all times.

  1. Non-medical rules
  2. Income and assets tests

Assets test for pensions

The assets test helps us work out if you can get paid Age Pension, Carer Payment or Disability Support Pension. It also affects how much you'll get.

  1. Carer Payment
  2. Who can get it

Carer Payment 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.

  1. Assets test
  2. Asset types

Granny flat interest

A granny flat interest is an agreement for accommodation for life. It can affect your eligibility or rate of payment and we may include it in your assets test.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021.