Carer – Fed. Gov’t

Carer Payment: Carer Payment provides financial support if you are unable to work in substantial paid employment because you are providing full-time daily care to an FAer.

Carer Payment is subject to an income and assets test and is paid at the same rate as other income-support payments. You cannot receive Carer Payment and another income support payment, such as Age Pension, at the same time. Residential criteria also apply.

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Carer Allowance: Carer Allowance is a supplementary payment for parents or carers who provide additional daily care to an adult or dependent child who has FA.

Carer Allowance is not subject to an income and assets test and is not taxable. It can be paid in addition to other income support payments such as Carer Payment or Age Pension.

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Child Disability Assistance Payment: Child Disability Assistance Payment is an annual payment to assist parents with the costs of caring for a child with a disability.

To be eligible for Child Disability Assistance Payment, you must have been paid Carer Allowance for a child under 16 years for a period that includes 1 July. This also includes Carer Allowance backdated to include 1 July.

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