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Annual payments for carers start July 5

From 5 July 2022, we’ll pay eligible carers the Carer Supplement. You may also get Child Disability Assistance Payment.

  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.

  1. Caring for someone
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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.

  1. Top payments
  2. Carer Allowance

How much Carer Allowance you can get

There's no assets test for Carer Allowance but there is an income test.

  1. Top payments
  2. Carer Supplement

Who can get Carer Supplement

You must get a certain payment for 1 July to get Carer Supplement.

  1. Carer Payment
  2. Who can get it

Carer Payment rules for carers

You must meet these rules to get Carer Payment as a carer.

  1. Top payments
  2. Carer Supplement

How much Carer Supplement you can get

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

  1. Top payments
  2. Carer Payment

Who can get Carer Payment

Both the carer and the person they are providing care for need to be eligible.

  1. Carer Allowance
  2. Who can get it

Residence rules for Carer Allowance

On the day you claim, both the carer and the person getting care must meet these rules.

  1. Top payments
  2. Carer Supplement

How to manage your Carer Supplement

Your options for managing Carer Supplement.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021