Carers increase

Carer Payment recipients will receive the pension increases announced, including the additional $32.49 per week for singles – as well as a permanent Carer Supplement of $600 per annum and $600 for each eligible person in their care. The Federal Government has stressed this is a permanent increase and is in addition to the existing Child Disability Assistance Payment of $1000 per annum received by those who get a Carer Allowance (child). If this sounds complicated, it is, but read more here.

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