I'm a bit confused choosing the right centrelink payment for my mother. My mother is basically still below the qualification age for pension payment. She's 62, still married, been a housewife throughout her entire life and is not looking for work (unable to) or to be exact she has nerves and joint problems that affects her activity on a daily basis.
She has been a permanent resident for more than 20 years and always divides her time between Australia and her hometown. My dad still lives overseas (also an Aust resident) and just recently semi-retired. So back in their hometown they are not earning full income anymore.
My mother has never claimed for any centrelink payments. I am thinking to put her on a centrelink payment as she has no income, unable to work, and gets supported financially thru us. She has no assets and no savings (years ago she had a unit she owned with my dad, but they sold it off because they were thinking of not coming back to Australia anymore).
I was gonna put her on a (grandparents) carer's payment, but she doesn't do any carers work for my son (her grandson). So really for her age, i'm finding it difficult how she can be eligible for a govt support. which type of payment would she be qualified for in her situation?