Carer Payment Information
Changes to Carer Payment and Carer Allowance Assessment Process
From 1 July 2010, there is a single assessment process for Carer Payment and Carer Allowance for carers of children with disability or medical condition. This makes it easier for carers.
The assessment tool recognises and assesses the level of care provided by the carer and required by the child. The assessment requires the completion of two questionnaires: one by the carer and one by a treating health professional.
From 1 July 2010, speech pathologists are included on the list of treating health professionals who can complete the medical assessment for children.
For more information…
- visit the payment page on Centrelink’s website http://www.centrelink.gov.au
- visit http://www.fahcsia.gov.au and follow the links to carers and general benefits and payments
- telephone Centrelink on 13 2717 or for TTY service 1800 810 586
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