Yes, carers who care for someone under the home care package are eligible for carer’s allowance. The following criteria must be met:

  • The carer and person receiving care are both Australian residents
  • The carer is providing care in their home, the package holder’s home, or a hospital
  • The package holders care needs score high enough on the Adult Disability Assessment Determination (ADAT)
  • The package holder has had their care needs for at least 12 months
  • The carer must meet an income test
  • The carers income (combined with their partners) must be less than $250,000 per year