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 social security payments. 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.

5.1.5.50 CA - current rate

Current rate

The current maximum rate of CA is $144.80 per fortnight.

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

This rate is indexed to changes in the CPI. The effective date of indexation is 1 January each year.

Timing of payments

Payments are made fortnightly in arrears.

Act reference: SSAct section 974 Rate of CA, section 1189 Analysis of Part, section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts, section 1191 CPI Indexation Table, section 1192 Indexation of amounts, section 1193 Indexation factor, section 1194 Rounding off indexed amounts

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.2.5.50 Carer Allowance (CA) - Description, 3.6.7 CA - qualification & payability

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