1.1.C.21 Care receiver (CA)

Definition

For the purpose of CA a care receiver is an adult or a child who has a disability and has been assessed as meeting the following requirements:

  • Adult:
    • has a disability that requires care and attention on a daily basis, AND
    • has been assessed and rated against the ADAT and given a score of 30 or more, with at least 12 points being attributable to the professional questionnaire component, AND
    • is aged 16 years or more, AND
    • is an Australian resident, AND
  • Child:
    • requires care and attention on a daily basis, AND
    • has a recognised disability, OR has been assessed and rated on the DCLA and given an ACL score of 85 or greater with a THP score greater than zero, AND
    • is aged under 16 years of age, AND
    • is an Australian resident, AND
    • is a dependent child of the carer.

Act reference: SSAct section 7(2) An Australian resident is…, section 198(2) Constant care of disabled…, section 952 Carer allowance definitions, section 953 Qualification for carer allowance-caring for either 1 or 2 disabled children, section 954 Qualification for carer allowance-caring for a disabled adult in a private home of both the adult and the carer, section 954A Qualification for carer allowance-caring for a disabled adult in a private home not shared by the adult and carer

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.7 CA - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 3 January 2017