New carer supplement – first payment is to be made by 30 June 2009 with subsequent payments from 1 July 2010.
A $600 pa carer supplement will be payable to eligible carers. All Carer Payment recipients will receive $600 pa. Carer Allowance recipients will receive $600 pa for each person they are caring for. Where a person receives both the Carer Payment and the Carer Allowance, they will be entitled to both payments. The payment will be nontaxable.