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Financial assistance for carers

 

Through Centrelink there are several payments and services available to parents or carers who provide daily care to someone with a severe disability or medical condition or someone who is frail aged.

 

Financial assistance for carers

Carer Payment provides financial support to people who are unable to work in substantial paid employment because they provide full time daily care to someone with a severe disability or medical condition, or to someone who is frail aged.

 

Carer Allowance 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.

 

If you are already receiving the Carer Payment or Carer Allowance, the Carer Supplement is an annual lump sum payment to assist carers with the costs of caring for a person with a disability or medical condition.

 

Carer Adjustment Payment is a one off payment to help families deal with the increased costs of caring for a child aged 6 years or younger who has had a sudden and severe illness or accident.

 

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

 

The Pensioner Education Supplement helps students with the ongoing costs of full time or part time study in a secondary or tertiary course.

 

Continence Aids Payment Scheme

This scheme supports those who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of incontinence products.

Eligibility requirements:

  • have permanent or severe incontinence
  • aged 5 years or more
  • not reside in a high-care Australian Government funded aged care home

For full information visit Continence Aids Payment Scheme website