On the day you claim, you must be all of the following:
The person you are caring for must be:
- living in Australia
- an Australian resident.
To keep getting your payment, you must both be living in Australia as Australian residents.
When you need to wait
If you've recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may have to wait one year to get this payment. There are some exemptions to this. Read more about the newly arrived resident’s waiting period.