1.1.T.190 Two or more disabled children (CP (child))
Note: This definition relates to carers who qualified for CP (child) under the pre 1 July 2009 qualification provisions and:
- were receiving CP immediately before 1 July 2009 and continue to be qualified from 1 July 2009 because of a saving provision, OR
- whose CP was cancelled on or after 1 July 2008 and before 1 July 2010, and who are eligible to claimed and qualify under the pre 1 July 2009 qualification provisions if they claim BEFORE 1 July 2010.
Act reference: SSAct Schedule 1A clause 140 Person whose carer payment was cancelled on or after 1 July 2008 and before 1 July 2010, Schedule 1A clause 141 Saving-profoundly disabled child and disabled child
Policy reference: SS Guide 188.8.131.52 Qualification for CP
For the purposes of CP, 2 or more disabled children are 2 or more children who require a level of care that is AT LEAST equivalent to the level of care required by a child with a profound disability (1.1.C.146) when qualifying is determined by meeting 3 criteria from the 7 that relate primarily to physical disabilities.
Note: The care needs of 2 children cannot be combined to satisfy the severe intellectual, psychiatric and/or behavioural disabilities and conditions criteria.
Two or more disabled children are seen as requiring the same level of care as a child with a profound disability if:
- each child has a severe disability (1.1.S.133) OR severe medical condition (1.1.S.130), AND
- each child needs continuous personal care (1.1.C.340) for AT LEAST 6 months unless one of the children has a terminal condition, AND
- between the children, AT LEAST 3 of the following circumstances must apply:
- the child receives all food and fluids by nasogastric or percutaneous enterogastric tube,
- the child has a tracheostomy,
- the child must use a ventilator for at least 8 hours a day,
- the child is 3 years of age or over and has faecal incontinence day and night; OR is under 3 and is expected to have faecal incontinence day and night at the age of 3,
- the child is 2 years of age or over and cannot stand without support; OR is under 2 and is expected to be unable to stand without support at the age of 2,
- a medical practitioner has certified in writing that the child has a terminal condition for which palliative care has replaced active treatment,
- both or all children require personal care on 2 or more occasions between 10 pm and 6 am each day, AND if the children are under 6 months old, are expected to need personal care on 2 or more occasions between 10 pm and 6 am each day at the age of 6 months.
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.4 CP - qualification & payability