1.1.S.172 Short term care (care receiver aged under 16 years) (CP)

Definition

For the purposes of CP, short term care is where a person qualifies for CP for providing care to a child with severe disability or severe medical condition, 2 or more children each with disability or medical condition, or a disabled adult and one or more children each with disability or medical condition, for a one-off period of at least 3 months but less than 6 months.

Note: This note relates to carers who qualified under the pre 1 July 2009 qualification provisions. A carer of a profoundly disabled child, or 2 or more disabled children that require a level of care that is at least equivalent to the level of care required by a profoundly disabled child, or a child who has a terminal condition, CANNOT qualify for CP under the short term care provisions.

Act reference: SSAct section 197G Qualification-short term or episodic care of children, section 197E Qualification-child who has a terminal condition, Schedule 1A clause 141 Saving-profoundly disabled child and disabled child

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.4.10 Qualification for CP

Last reviewed: 1 July 2016