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    Default Carers allowance x2 or carer's payment

    I wanted to chat to someone who has gone from 2 allowance's to a carer payment.

    I was talking to centrelink today and I not sure that my 2 children who are on allowance would make up enough points for a payment IYKIM.

    I would love to chat if there is someone out there who has done it.

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    If you transfer to the payment you still keep the 2 x allowances but it's about what their care level is.

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    Yer I not sure they will qualify. DD has ASD and DS ADHD

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    I get 2 carers allowance is the payment means tested?
    My 2 both have Autism

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    The payment is means tested which is why I stayed on Parenting Payment rather than carer payment because I can work more hours and earn more before it cuts out on that compared to the carer payment where you can earn less (not sure how it works with partnered parents I'm a single parent) and work a maximum of 25 hours a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loving6 View Post
    Yer I not sure they will qualify. DD has ASD and DS ADHD
    Did you end up qualifying ? My DS has ADHD &ODD and I'm wanting to apply for carers payment

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    For the allowances they did but I never ended up applying for the join careers payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Did you end up qualifying ? My DS has ADHD &ODD and I'm wanting to apply for carers payment

    you would be lucky to get careers pension with ADHD and ODD.

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    Oh ok well it qualified him for carers allowance ? I was under the impression if he qualified for allowance he would qualify for payment ??he also has a speech delay and is 6 months behind mentally I'll still try worst they can say is no
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