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May
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HOW WILL AN INDIVIDUAL BE ELIGIBLE FOR DEPENDENT (INVALID AND CARER) TAX OFFSET?

The invalid and carer tax offset is an offset which will be entitled if you maintain certain people who are 16 years or older and who receive particular government payments.
You can’t claim this offset if the invalid or carer whom you are maintaining received government invalid or carer payment for the full financial year. And you can claim for spouse only as an invalid or carer, not both at the same time. To claim the offset, your adjusted taxable income must be less than $100,000 for 2015-16 financial years.

Eligibility
To claim this offset as maintainer of an invalid, an invalid must have to receive one of the following:

  •  A disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991;
  • A special needs disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991;
  • An invalidity service pension under the Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986.

To claim this offset as maintainer of a carer have to care for their invalid child, brother or sister aged 16 or older and the carer must have either one of the following:

  1. He/she has received a carer allowances or carer payment under the Society Security Act 1991 in respect of the care they provided;
  2. He/she has been engaged in providing care to a relative who receives one of the following entitlements:
  •  A disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991;
  • A special needs disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991;
  • An invalidity service pension under the Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986.

You will be considered as a carer if any of the following applied:

  •  A disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991;
  •   A special needs disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991;
  • An invalidity service pension under the Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986.

You will be considered as a carer if any of the following applied: 

  • A disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991;
  • A special needs disability support pension under the Social Security Act 1991;
  • An invalidity service pension under the Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986.

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