We know that many young carers find themselves caring for someone and looking after a household before they have all the life skills they need.
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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.
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.
Whether you can get respite care depends on the sort of care needed and who provides the care.
If you care for someone who needs health care, you can get financial help through Australian Government programs such as Medicare.
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.
As a carer, you have legal rights about your role and how you should be treated. You may also need to manage the legal affairs of the person you care for.
Many people don’t see themselves as carers. They are just children, parents, partners or friends who care for someone close to them.