Carer’s Allowance is payment made by the Department of Social and Family Affairs for carers who are looking after someone who is in need of support because of age, physical or learning disability or illness, including mental illness. It is a means tested payment and mainly paid to carers on low incomes who live with and look after certain people in need of full-time care and attention. Carer’s usually live with the person they are caring for but it is not essential to do so.
If you are caring for a child under the age of 16 years, you must first qualify for Domiciliary Care Allowance in order to meet the criteria to qualify for Carer’s Allowance.
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See also Household Benefits Package