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.
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.
Carer Payment rules for carers
You must meet these rules to get Carer Payment as a carer.
How to claim Carer Allowance
Complete the following steps to claim Carer Allowance. Before you start, check if you can get it.
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.
Who can get Carer Allowance
The carer and the person you are providing care for must both be eligible.
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.
How much Carer Allowance you can get
There's no assets test for Carer Allowance but there is an income test.
How to claim Carer Payment
Complete the following steps to claim Carer Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.