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Sunday, 01 July 2012 16:30

1 July 2012 Carer Supplement payment

From today carers will receive a $600 payment to help ease the costs of caring for a loved one.


The annual $600 Supplement will be paid to people who receive:

  • Carer Payment;

  • Carer Allowance;

  • both Wife Pension and Carer Allowance;

  • both Department of Veteran's Affairs Partner Service Pension and Carer Allowance; and

  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Carer Service Pension.

Recipients of a Carer Allowance will receive the $600 supplement for each person they care for.


This means that if a person is in receipt of Carer Allowance and Carer Payment (or Wife Pension, Department of Veterans' Affairs Service Pension or Carer Service Pension) they will qualify for two Carer Supplement payments, with an additional payment for each extra person they care for.


Also from today, about 140,000 carers who receive Carer Allowance (child) will receive the annual $1000 Child Disability Assistance Payment for each child they care for.


1 July 2012.

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