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  • The Australian and Victorian governments offer a number of carer support services to people who provide care to someone with a disability or mental illness, with a medical condition, after an illness or accident, or who is an older person with care needs. Support is also available to carers of people with a terminal, life limiting illness.
  • Australian Government payments through Centrelink include the Carer Payment, Carer Allowance, Carer Supplement and Carer Adjustment Payment. Each have their own eligibility criteria.
  • The Victorian Government supports carers with various packages, programs and concessions (discounts) to ease the financial impact of their care role.
  • If you are receiving government payments, such as a carers allowance, remember to let Centrelink know if your circumstances change so your payment amounts can be adjusted.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015