Do I need to live with the person needing full-time care?

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Yes, you will normally live with the person being cared for. But in certain cases, you may qualify for the Respite Care Grant if you are a non-resident carer.

If you are a non-resident carer, you must show the following:

  • that you are caring for the person on a full-time basis
  • a direct system of communication exists between your home and that of the person you are caring for (for example, telephone or alarm system)
  • the person being cared for is not already receiving full-time care and attention within their own home from a person other than you, the applicant.

In such cases, you must show that full-time care and attention is being provided to the person being cared for.

Last modified:29/06/2011

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