If you get Carer Payment for a child younger than 16, you don’t need to claim Carer Allowance.
You must complete a claim for Carer Allowance if you’re providing care for either a:
- person 16 or older
- child younger than 16 and don’t get Carer Payment for them.
A care receiver 16 or older must meet these rules for their carer to be eligible for Carer Allowance.
If you’re younger than 16 and getting care, you must meet these rules.