As of 1 July 2011 the Carer Supplement of $600 will be paid to those eligible but who will get this supplement?
If you receive one of the following payments on 1 July 2010, you should soon receive the Carer Supplement of $600:
– Carer Allowance Adult
– Carer Allowance Child
– Carer Payment
– Wife Pension (Age) with Carer Allowance
– Wife Pension DSP with Carer Allowance
– Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) Carer Service Pension
– Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) Partner Service Pension with Carer Allowance.
The Carer Supplement is a non-indexed, annual payment of $600.
All Carer Allowance recipients will receive a Carer Supplement up to $600 for each eligible person in their care; therefore carers may receive two or more Carer Supplements. For those receiving a part-rate of Carer Allowance under shared care arrangements a proportion of the Carer Supplement will be paid. The supplement will be paid along with your next Centrelink payment after this date.
Find out more information about the Carer Supplement.