The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.T.86 Terminal condition (CA, CP)

Definition: care receiver aged 16 years & over

For the purposes of CA (adult) and CP (adult) a terminal condition is where a person aged 16 years or over is in the final phase of a terminal illness and is not expected to live more than 3 months.

Definition: care receiver aged under 16 years

For the purposes of CP (child), a terminal condition is where a medical practitioner has certified the child has a terminal condition and the average life expectancy for a child with the same or a similar condition is not substantially longer than 24 months.

Note: A legally qualified medical practitioner must certify that a care receiver's condition is a terminal condition.

Act reference: SSAct section 197E Qualification-child who has a terminal condition

Adult Disability Assessment Determination 2018 Schedule 2 Rating method

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.4 CP - qualification & payability, 3.6.7 CA - qualification & payability

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