Carer Payment (child) and Carer Allowance (child)

Support for carers includes:

The Carer Payment (child) is made to people who provide constant care for a profoundly disabled child under 16 years. You need to meet an income and assets test. You can work or study - up to 25 hours a week, with support breaks allowed.

The Carer Allowance (child) is a supplementary payment for those providing care at home for a child with a disability. It is neither income nor assets-tested and can be paid on top of a Centrelink pension.

Further information

·        visit www.centrelink.gov.au

·        call Centrelink on13 2717  or

·        visit a Centrelink Customer Service Centre