I was told by someone that because DS is classed as a young carer, if I do end up living with him again after getting out of here, that he may be entitled to some sort of young carer payment through Centrelink. I've looked on the webpage but there is nothing about any payment specifically for young carer & my brain is too out of whack to work out whether or not a 13 year old can be paid a carer allowance when they are considered to care for a parent.
Can anyone help with information so if he is entitled to it down the road I can get someone to help him apply.
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13-10-2016 18:18 #1Senior Member
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13-10-2016 19:33 #2
Hey hun, there was a story on the abc a couple of weeks ago about 2 young girls who looked after their mum who is in a wheel chair. One is 16 the other 12/13 but only the 16 yr old was entitled to something and it was a pitance aswell. Even though the younger one was still doing as much as her older sister her age was the factor she couldn't get anything. I've attached the article for you to have a look and read of.
Hope your doing better aswell I've been reading along with your updates. xx
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13-10-2016 20:18 #3Senior Member
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Thanks - confirmed what I thought was the case. I presumed given he is involved with people who only work with young carers & who help with things they are entitled to at least one of the social workers (including Centrelink ones) would have told me otherwise.
13-10-2016 20:57 #4
Welcome Hun. It really is crap. A lot of kids sacrifice for their parents and are never rewarded. I personally think if proven and with paperwork to go with the age limit could possibly be lowered to 13 which is the same age of your DS or close to. Even though the $ isn't much it can certainly go along way. If a 13 yr old can work at maccas and pay tax then they should be able to get an allowance to help their parents out of they are caring for them
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