Finances & Legal - Carer Topics

Finances & Legal

It is important to understand and manage the legal and financial matters associated with end of life. While it can be difficult to talk about these matters, planning will enable better outcomes.

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Age pension, Centrelink
Carer cards and concessions, Carer Gateway
Carer payments, Centrelink
Checklist: what to do when someone dies, Australian Taxation Office
Financial help for aids and equipment
Financial matters (pdf, 260kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Guide to a social media afterlife (pdf, 416kb), Palliative Care Australia
Let organisations know that someone has died, Australian Death Notification Service
Making healthcare decisions for someone else, Better Health Channel
Money musts before you die, ASIC'S MoneySmart(urban.com.au)
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Payments and services for carers, Australian Government Department of Human Services
Support for families and carers, Carers Australia
Understanding advance care planning, Advance Care Planning Australia
What to do following a death, Australian Government Department of Human Services
What does palliative care cost?, Australian Government Department of Health
Your support guide to managing a deceased estate (pdf, 1MB), Commonwealth Bank