I have just out up with 12 weeks of waiting to see if carers allowance would be finalised was told I would be eligible and it was finalised yesterday but i get no payments at all. I already have a pension card and all they say is im eligible for a health care card and it says on my record i recieve a carers allowance and according to the centrelink site I am not eligible for the supplements either.
I already get cheap medication due to my son being on my pension card so I really dont know why they bothered to give me a health care card. So in other words what assistance will i get being on carers allowance but im not eligible for the actual payment or any of the supplements? Im confused as that doesnt help with anything why even grant it to me if i get no help from it? anyone else in this position.
What does a health care card do that different to a pension card? do i suppose to get the supplements each each to help with my sons medical conditions?