Yes, carers who care for someone who has a home care package are eligible for carer’s payment. This type of payment is typically for family members as they cannot be paid from the Home Care Package.

To get Carer Payment, both you and the person you provide care for need to be eligible.

You need to both:

  • be Australian residents, and
  • meet and income and assets test

The Care Recipient must meet all of the following:

  • have a disability or medical condition likely to last at least 6 months, or have a terminal illness
  • need constant care in their home, your home or in hospital.