Carer Payment Income Test


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Under the Carer Payment Income Test, a Carer Payment recipient is allowed to earn up to the Carer Payment Income Threshold without losing any of their Carer Payment Pension.

These thresholds are currently $190 and $336 per fortnight.

Carer Payment Income Test July 2022.

A Carer Payment recipient that is classed as single, is allowed to earn up to $190 per fortnight without losing any of their Carer Payment Pension.

Anything above $190 per fortnight will cause their pension to be reduced by half of anything over $190 that they earn.

Examples of this are:

You Earn $190. Your pension is not affected.


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You earn $200. That is $10 above the $190 threshold. Your pension is reduced by $5.

You earn $230. That is $40 above the $190 threshold. Your pension is reduced by $20.

The threshold for a Carer Payment recipient, that is classed as a member of a couple, is higher, but is split between the couple.

The couples combined income threshold is $336 per fortnight.

Any earnings above $366 per fortnight will cause their pension to be reduced by half of anything over the $336 that they earn.

Source: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au

Carer Payment Income Test at 1 July 2022.

Carer Payment Income Threshold at 1 July 2022.

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