1.1.F.70 Family member (CA (adult))

Definition

CA (adult) is available to a person who provides care in a private home that is the home of either the carer or the care receiver. This care can be provided to a family member, as defined in the SSAct (section 23(14) see (a) and (b)), or a person approved in writing by the Secretary as a care receiver for the purposes of CA.

Examples: Family member includes:

  • a partner or parent of the carer,
  • a sibling, child or grandchild of the carer,
  • a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle or in-laws of the carer, or
  • a step-relative.

Another person approved as a care receiver may include:

  • a friend or neighbour, or
  • any person who receives care on a daily basis in a private home that is home of either the carer or the care receiver.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1) Dictionary, section 23(14) For the purposes of this Act other than Part 2.11…, section 954 Qualification for CA-caring for a disabled adult in a private home of both the adult and the carer, section 954A Qualification for CA-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: 9 February 2015