Away from Home Allowance is a weekly payment which helps carers with the living costs for 16 or 17 year olds who are living away from home while on a tertiary or training course. We pay the allowance to the carer of the young person.
Child Disability Allowance is a fortnightly payment made to the main carer of a child or young person with a serious disability. It is paid in recognition of the extra care and attention needed for that child.
If you and your family are affected by an emergency event (eg, earthquake or flooding) and a Civil Defence emergency has been declared, or the event meets the guidelines for a Civil Defence emergency, you may be able to get a Civil Defence payment.
The Early Learning Payment helps pay the costs of Early Childhood Education for children aged 18 months to three years who are from families enrolled in selected Family Start or Early Start Programmes.
Carers can apply for a grant from the Extraordinary Care Fund to help support a child in their care who is showing promise in a particular area or experiencing difficulties that are significantly impacting on their development.
Find out about an error we made with Accommodation Supplement and another issue where we found some people on Special Benefit may have been better off on Temporary Additional Support, and what we're doing to put these right.
Orphan’s Benefit is a weekly payment which helps carers supporting a child or young person whose parents have died or can't be found, or can’t look after them because they have a long-term illness or incapacity.
Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy is a payment which helps families with the costs of before and after school care for up to 20 hours a week, and school holiday programmes for up to 50 hours a week.
Many people going into residential care may want to keep their home for a while to allow them to adjust to their changed circumstances. This often means that there are limited funds to pay for the cost of their care. Rather than selling your home, we may be able to help you with a Residential Care Loan.
Residential Support Subsidy is a payment that helps with the cost of residential support for a person with a physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric disability (including drug and alcohol rehabilitation) or disabling chronic health condition who needs residential care as a result.
Special Disability Allowance is a weekly payment for people who have a spouse or partner who is in residential care, or has been in a public hospital for over 13 weeks. It's paid to the spouse or partner who is not in care to help with the extra costs of having their spouse or partner in care.