Financial Services for Carers

Payments for carers

Carers Payment

An income payment for people who provide fulltime care in the home for someone with a severe disability, medical condition or who care for a person who is frail aged. Additional information on additional financial support for carers is provided at: Link

Carers Allowance

This is a supplementary payment for parents or carers providing additional daily care to an adult or dependent child with a disability or medical condition, or to someone who is frail aged. Carer Allowance is free of the income and assets test, is not taxable and can be paid in addition to wages, Carer Payment or any other Centrelink payment. Link

Carer Supplement

An annual lump sum payment to help you with the costs of caring for a person with disability or a medical condition if you are receiving Carer Payment or Carer Allowance. Link

Carer Adjustment Payment

A one off payment to help families deal with the increased costs of caring for a child younger than 7 years old who has had a sudden and severe illness or accident. Link