1.1.C.21 Care receiver (CA)
For the purpose of CA a care receiver is an adult or a child who has a disability and has been assessed as meeting the following requirements:
- has a disability that requires care and attention on a daily basis, AND
- has been assessed and rated against the ADAT and given a score of 30 or more, with at least 12 points being attributable to the professional questionnaire component, AND
- is aged 16 years or more, AND
- is an Australian resident.
- requires care and attention on a daily basis, AND
- has a recognised disability, OR has been assessed and rated on the DCLA and given an ACL score of 85 or greater with a THP score greater than zero, AND
- is aged under 16 years of age, AND
- is an Australian resident, AND
- is a dependent child of the carer.
Note: A child who qualifies a carer for CA before they turn 16 years of age continues to meet the definition of a child care receiver until the later of the following:
- they turn 16 years and 3 months of age, OR
- where all CA (child) to CA (adult) transfer documentation is submitted on or before the day the child turns 16 years, until the ADAT assessment is completed.
Act reference: SSAct section 7(2) An Australian resident is …, section 198(2) Constant care for disabled …, section 952 Carer allowance definitions, section 953 Qualification for CA-caring for either 1 or 2 disabled children, 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, section 953A Remaining qualified after child turns 16