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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 974

Rate of carer allowance

Daily rate

             (1)  A person's rate of carer allowance is a daily rate worked out by dividing the person's fortnightly rate of carer allowance by 14.

Fortnightly rate

             (2)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), a person's fortnightly rate of carer allowance for a care receiver or care receivers is $75.60.

Note:          The rate of carer allowance is indexed annually (see sections 1190 and 1191).

Reduced fortnightly rate if care receiver undertakes training etc.

             (3)  If on one or more days (each of which is a training day ) in an instalment period in relation to carer allowance a person would have stopped being qualified under section 953, apart from subsection 957(4) (care receiver undertakes training etc.), the person's fortnightly rate of carer allowance for that period is to be reduced by the following amount:

Rate where carer allowance shared

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  2 people who are not members of the same couple are each qualified for carer allowance for the same care receiver or care receivers; and

                     (b)  the Secretary has made a declaration under subsection 981(1) in respect of carer allowance for the care receiver or care receivers;

the person's rate of carer allowance is the share specified in the declaration under paragraph 981(1)(b) of the carer allowance rate that would otherwise apply in respect of the care receiver or care receivers.



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