If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and you care for someone, you may be able to get the general payments available for carers, young carer payments, or family payments.
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If you are aged 25 or under and care for someone, you may be a young carer. Young carers may get general payments available for carers.
Many students also care for someone and this can be hard. The time and energy that caring takes can interfere with your study. If you a school or university student, you may be able to get support to help you to combine studying and caring.
As a carer, you’ll often put the needs of the person you care for before your own needs. It’s OK to look after yourself too.