If you are caring for someone with disability, they may be able to get support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS aims to help the person to reach their goals and increase their independence.
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Some carers think that you have to ‘prove’ that you are a carer before getting help. They think that only people who receive a Carer Payment, Carer Allowance or Carer Supplement can get other help available for carers. But even if you can’t get a government payment, you can still use many other services to help you and the person you care for.
There is a lot of support available for carers, from payments to home help and respite care. Some carers think that you have to choose between getting a payment or getting help. But you can have both!
As a carer, there are a few things you should know about your tax.
We can’t say exactly what you might pay for respite, because it depends on who provides the care, the length of time involved, and the sort of care.
You and the person you care for can get cards, concessions and discounts to allow you to pay less for a range of services and products.
Aids and equipment can be essential for someone who needs care, and can make life easier and safer for carers. You can get help to choose and pay for the equipment you need, including alarms and monitors.
If you care for someone who needs health care, you can get financial help through Australian Government programs such as Medicare.