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    You can qualify for allowance but not payment. Qualifying for allowance doesn't mean you can get the carers pension. The payment (carers pension) is means tested and is for those with a 'severe' disability.

    Can you apply and see?
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    It is means tested but also, you do need to fit the crieria to how much your life is disrupted by your childs condition, i had a social worked organised by centrelink to help fill the paperwork out with me because at first i got denied by only a few points. When we went through it together and i answered more in depth questions they said i was downplaying things significantly and things were alot worse for me than im even realising compared to others lol... Its just normal for us, we have no normal to compare, so based on that, it is what got me through to getting carers pension. But its still definitely means tested so, if you or your partner earns too much they wont even look at the questions side of it.

    Goodluck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    You can qualify for allowance but not payment. Qualifying for allowance doesn't mean you can get the carers pension. The payment (carers pension) is means tested and is for those with a 'severe' disability.

    Can you apply and see?
    Yerp I'm going to apply and see how I go worth a shot I figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere View Post
    you would be lucky to get careers pension with ADHD and ODD.
    I agree.

    I don't wish to downplay anyone's situation, but we were denied carers payment and our situation is fairly intense.

    My DS2 has 5+ injections a day (needle prep & administration), pin pricks to test blood every two hours (through the night as well), test for ketones, a specific eating regime including weighing food and carb counting, and he can't be cared for by anyone unless they have received proper training (so at this stage only DH & I can look after him). We also have to treat him appropriately if his glucose levels are out of range, which happens frequently, with either glucose gel or extra injections and we have to know how to administer a glucagon injection in the leg in the event that he blacks out. There are a lot of extra medical appts to take him to and a million other things which I can't be bothered going into.

    We weren't denied for financial reasons. Pretty shiitty.

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    Witwicky, have you called them and asked to speak to a social worker perhaps to go through the application? Sometimes it can help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    It is means tested but also, you do need to fit the crieria to how much your life is disrupted by your childs condition, i had a social worked organised by centrelink to help fill the paperwork out with me because at first i got denied by only a few points. When we went through it together and i answered more in depth questions they said i was downplaying things significantly and things were alot worse for me than im even realising compared to others lol... Its just normal for us, we have no normal to compare, so based on that, it is what got me through to getting carers pension. But its still definitely means tested so, if you or your partner earns too much they wont even look at the questions side of it.

    Goodluck.
    Hmmm thanks I'll try see if I can get appointment with social worker my best friend often tells me she doesn't know how I cope with DS but it's just normal to me outbursts behaviors speech n all
    I'm single parent so don't earn anything and have no savings or assets

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    Witwicky, have you called them and asked to speak to a social worker perhaps to go through the application? Sometimes it can help?
    Yeah they weren't helpful, just said some with his illness get approved and some don't.

    He is on a lot of needles and is only very young and caring for him means I can't work. If he can't get approved, I don't know how anyone else in our situation does!

    Maybe I should speak to a different social worker...

    Sorry to derail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I agree.

    I don't wish to downplay anyone's situation, but we were denied carers payment and our situation is fairly intense.

    My DS2 has 5+ injections a day (needle prep & administration), pin pricks to test blood every two hours (through the night as well), test for ketones, a specific eating regime including weighing food and carb counting, and he can't be cared for by anyone unless they have received proper training (so at this stage only DH & I can look after him). We also have to treat him appropriately if his glucose levels are out of range, which happens frequently, with either glucose gel or extra injections and we have to know how to administer a glucagon injection in the leg in the event that he blacks out. There are a lot of extra medical appts to take him to and a million other things which I can't be bothered going into.

    We weren't denied for financial reasons. Pretty shiitty.
    Does he have diabetes ?sorry if I'm way off. They've recently added type 1 &2 diabetes as medical condition that qualifies I read that on the website

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    I hope you don't mind me gate crashing the thread, does anyone know if you can get 2x Allowance if you are looking after 2 adults? DH Maybe losing his Workers Comp and will then go onto Disability Pension, I am getting Allowance for mum and awaiting a decision on Carer's Payment (DH Pay changed and I should get $300/fn instead of $30/fn) I am just wondering if I will get a seperate Carer payment for DH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Yeah they weren't helpful, just said some with his illness get approved and some don't.

    He is on a lot of needles and is only very young and caring for him means I can't work. If he can't get approved, I don't know how anyone else in our situation does!

    Maybe I should speak to a different social worker...

    Sorry to derail.
    I would persist with asking for a different social worker different situation but I had first social worker not help me at all and the second was so helpful and fixed my situation

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