The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ 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. ADAT step 5


To ensure that CA and CP are directed to carers who provide care to care receivers with a genuine need for care because of disability or severe medical condition, appropriate professional questionnaire score must be achieved to be eligible for the payments. The minimum professional questionnaire scores are as follows:

  • 8 for CP for a lower ADAT score adult
  • 10 for CP for a higher ADAT score adult
  • 32 for CP where a care receiver has 2 or more carers, and
  • 12 for CA (adult).

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