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.
Carer Allowance rules for carers
To get Carer Allowance as a carer you must meet these rules.
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.
How much Carer Allowance you can get
There's no assets test for Carer Allowance but there is an income test.
How much Carer Payment you can get
There are different rates of Carer Payment for single and partnered people.
Carer Payment and/or Carer Allowance Medical Report for a person 16 years or over form (SA332A)
Use this form as part of the assessment of eligibility for Carer Payment, Carer Allowance or Special Disability Trust beneficiary status.
Who can get Carer Payment
Both the carer and the person they are providing care for need to be eligible.
How to claim Carer Payment
Complete the following steps to claim Carer Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Income and assets test for Carer Payment
Your rate of Carer Payment depends on what you earn and own. The person you provide care for also has to have income and assets under certain limits.
Carer Payment rules for carers
You must meet these rules to get Carer Payment as a carer.