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Invisible care: Access to carer payment and carer allowance by Victorian carers of a person with a mental illness

Carers Victoria;,

Academic Literature

2013

Carers of a person with a mental illness have consistently reported that they have great difficulties in;accessing Carer Payment and Carer Allowance. They suspect that these difficulties may be greater than for those;;Carers Victoria conducted;a study to collect evidence to test or validate carers’ anecdotal experiences and, in doing so, contribute to the development of any necessary improvements to the design or implementation of the payments. The report concluded by providing recommendations to improve the application process, data collection, training on Centrelink staff and health professionals and awareness raising on this payment.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Carers Victoria’s report

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Economic participation

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