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Carer Allowance rules for carers

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

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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.

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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.

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Carer Payment rules for carers

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

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How to claim Carer Allowance

Complete the following steps to claim Carer Allowance. Before you start, check if you can get it.

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Income test for pensions

Your income can reduce how much we pay you. We use the pension income test to assess Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment.

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Who can get Carer Allowance

The carer and the person you are providing care for must both be eligible.

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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.

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How much Carer Allowance you can get

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

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How to claim Carer Payment

Complete the following steps to claim Carer Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021