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Carer Allowance rules for the person you care for

To get this payment, both you and the person you care for need to meet some rules.

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Who can get Carer Allowance

To get this payment, both you and the person you care for need to meet some rules.

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Residence rules for Carer Allowance

To be eligible for Carer Allowance you must meet the residence rules.

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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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How much Carer Allowance you can get

Carer Allowance is $153.50 each fortnight.

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Who can get Carer Payment

To get Carer Payment, both you and the person you provide care for need to be eligible.

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Residence rules for Carer Payment

To be eligible for Carer Payment you must meet the residence rules.

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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 Carer Payment

Your income can reduce how much we pay you. We use the pension income test to assess Carer Payment.

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How much Carer Supplement you can get

Carer Supplement is an annual payment of $600 for each eligible payment you get. You’ll get this on top of your regular payment.

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