MINISTRY OF HEALTH DISABILITY DIRECTORATE UPDATE RE CARER SUPPORT
Adri Isbister, Deputy Director-General, Disability
We have two exciting announcements about Disability Funded Carer Support and we couldn’t wait for the next newsletter to tell you.
The first is that you may have noticed a new rate on your claim form. There has been an increase to the Carer Support Subsidy from $76 per day to $80 per day from 1 August 2021.
Secondly, after introducing flexibility using the feedback we received over COVID lockdown, we are taking Carer Support online from late 2021.
We are introducing a new online claims system that will make life easier and get your Carer Support funds to you faster. If you still want to claim Carer Support using paper then that’s fine, but we know many of you want an easier way to claim and to do this online.
Have an excellent rest of the week.
Adri Isbister – Deputy Director-General Disability.