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    Default Carers allowance question

    Not sure if this is right place but if you're reviewing carers allowance on single parent and then go partnered and no longer get parenting pay as partner earns too much will you still receive any carers allowance ??? Anyone know ?

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    Carers Allowance is not means tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Carers Allowance is not means tested.
    Ok so what does that mean ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Ok so what does that mean ?
    It isn't based on income, if you have a disabled child, you can receive it.

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    Ok what I took from
    Website was that it was paid in addition to income support payment n maybe if didn't receive income support wouldn't get carers allowance ?

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    No, you can get carers allowance even if you don't claim any centerlink at all.

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    You can get it regardless of income. It is paid on top of, not in place of, other Income Support if you receive it. But you still get it whether you earn a little or a lot. And the child keeps the HCC too.

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    Thanks for clearing thT up for me


 

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