18.104.22.168 CP (child), CA (child) Reviews - Hospitalisation
Purpose of review
The purpose of Hospitalisation Reviews is to verify that:
- the child continues to be hospitalised,
- that the carer continues to participate in the care of the child, and
- that it is intended the child will return to the care of the carer upon discharge from hospital.
Hospitalisation Reviews also provide an opportunity for Centrelink to identify whether they can offer the carer any additional assistance.
Frequency of review
Carers must notify Centrelink when their child care receiver is hospitalised.
A review will be conducted after every 12 weeks of consecutive hospitalisation.
A full Care Load Review will be conducted after 24 months of consecutive hospitalisation.
Act reference: SSAct section 198AA Qualification for carer payment-hospitalisation, section 955 Qualification for carer allowance-hospitalisation
Policy reference: SS Guide 22.214.171.124 Qualification for CP during temporary absence from the private home - hospitalisation, 126.96.36.199 Qualification during temporary absence from the private home - hospitalisation (CA)