CA - current rate

Current rate

The current maximum rate of CA is $131.90 per fortnight.

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

This rate is indexed to changes in the CPI. The effective date of indexation is 1 January each year.

Timing of payments

Payments are made fortnightly in arrears.

Act reference: SSAct section 974 Rate of carer allowance, section 1189 Analysis of Part, section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts, section 1191 CPI Indexation Table, section 1192 Indexation of amounts, section 1193 Indexation factor, section 1194 Rounding off indexed amounts

Policy reference: SS Guide Carer Allowance (CA) - Description, 3.6.7 CA - qualification & payability

Last reviewed: 2 January 2020