Carer allowance extended for young people up to 19 years old

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has brought forward the commencement date to extend the fortnightly caring allowance for a young person up to 19 years, regardless of their education status.

The decision will be backdated to 29 March. This early commencement is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to minimise unnecessary relocations for young people.

Please visit the foster and kinship carer information page on the Department’s website for more information.