Income support payment for people whose caring responsibilities prevent them from undertaking substantial paid employment.
Income supplement for people who provide daily care and attention at home to a person with disability or a severe medical condition.
Child Disability Assistance Payment
This is a $1000 annual payment made for a child with disability under 16 years who attracts a payment of Carer Allowance for their carer.
Carer Adjustment Payment
The Carer Adjustment Payment is an ex gratia scheme providing one-off financial assistance to families in exceptional circumstances who do not qualify for any Government income support payments.
The Carer Supplement is a payment paid to recipients of Carer Allowance for each person they care for and an additional $600 Carer Supplement is paid to recipients of Carer Payment. It is paid in July each year.
Changes to Carer Payment and Carer Allowance
Changes have been made to the way qualification for Carer Payment is assessed.
Other benefits and payments for carers
Carers may also be eligible for other payments or benefits including:
To find out more about these payments you can:
Content Updated: 29 November 2012