Carer Supplement: will it still be paid and when?

YourLifeChoices has received several queries as to whether or not the Carer Supplement will be paid this year. The good news is yes and here’s what you need to know about the payment.

Age Pension

Moving in with family

Joyce is considering moving in with her daughter, but how will this affect her Age Pension, rent assistance and her daughter’s Carer Payment?


Will I still get an Age Pension?

Beth would like to know if she will receive an Age Pension when she turns 65, or if she will have to remain on the Carer Payment.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Carer payment and the Age Pension

Bill’s wife is now eligible for the Age Pension, but, as her carer, he is wondering how the switch will affect his claim for the Carer Payment.

Age Pension payment rates

Pension indexation simplified

It’s important to understand which rules are currently applied to index pensions.

Age Pension

Changes to deeming rates

Changes to deeming rates will benefit more than 740,000 pensioners

Carer Payments

What will I get if I marry?

YOURLifeChoices member Lee is worried that if she chooses to marry, she will lose all her Centrelink benefits.

Age Pension

Volunteering and Centrelink

If you are receiving Centrelink benefits volunteering can be a great alternative to paid work. Volunteering often won’t affect your payments, however it is important to find out if there are restrictions on the number of hours per week you can volunteer.

Age Pension

Will I lose my carer supplement?

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Von is concerned that when she moves to the Age Pension, she will lose her Carer Supplement. Can she opt to continue to receive the Carer Payment instead?

Carbon Tax

The Carbon Tax: What’s in it for carers and people with disability

Australian recipients of a Disability Support Pension or a Carer Payment will receive assistance in two ways. nFirstly, a separate Clean Energy Advance will be paid to pensioners. This will amount to $250 for a single pensioner or $190 for each eligible member of a couple.