Can I claim carers allowance for myself?

No, you cannot claim Carer’s Allowance for yourself in Australia. Carer’s Allowance is specifically designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who provide care, assistance, or supervision to someone else who has a disability or a severe medical condition, or who is frail aged. The allowance is intended to support the carer in their role of caring for someone else.

If you require financial assistance for your own circumstances, you may explore other government payments or allowances that are applicable to your situation, such as income support payments or disability-related benefits.

It is recommended to contact the Department of Human Services or visit their official website to explore the available options and determine the eligibility criteria for payments that may be suitable for your circumstances.