184.108.40.206 Qualification for CP (child) - child with a severe disability or severe medical condition
Ex WP CP recipients do not need to meet the following criteria as their eligibility for CP is determined through their CA qualification (220.127.116.11). As long as they continue to qualify for CA they continue to qualify for CP. If qualification for CA ceases, CP is cancelled. A new application would be required and they would need to meet the CP criteria below.
Example: Jill had been in receipt of WP and CA as she cares for her husband Stefan. Jill is also the guardian and primary carer for her 6 year old grandson Luka who has Smith-Magenis Syndrome, and she also receives CA for the care she provides to him. When WP ceased on 20 March 2020 Jill was automatically transferred to CP based on her CA qualification. As long as Jill remains qualified for CA for Stefan or Luka she will continue to qualify for CP.
Qualification (1.1.Q.10) criteria
To qualify for CP (child) for care provided to a child with severe disability or severe medical condition, the criteria listed in the following table must be met. Where more detail about a criterion is required, the second column indicates where you will find this.
|ALL of the following:
Note: A carer in receipt of CP (child) before the child turns 16 can remain qualified under CP (child) provisions until the later of the following:
18.104.22.168 CP (child) to CP (adult) transfer process
a THP, whether or not it is the THP who completed the assessment under the DCLA, has certified in writing that, because of the severe disability or severe medical condition from which the child suffers:
Note: If a THP has not certified that more than one carer is required to provide care to the child, then only one person can qualify for CP in respect of the child.
22.214.171.124 Qualification for CP (child) - short term or episodic care
the provision of constant care by the carer must severely restrict the carer's capacity to undertake paid employment, AND
the general CP qualification criteria are met (e.g. residency requirements, care receiver income and assets tests).
126.96.36.199 Qualification for CP
Example: Sarah cares for her child Joe who has a severe disability. The provision of that care severely restricts Sarah's ability to undertake paid employment. The care load is assessed and rated under the DCLA and receives a qualifying rating of intense. A THP certifies that Joe will require care for 6 months or more and that care is to be provided by one person. Provided Sarah meets all the requirements of SSAct section 197B(2) and (3) and Joe meets the requirements of SSAct section 197B(4), Sarah will qualify for CP.