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Fact Sheets and Resources

Financial support for families

  • PCA Families’ Flexible Funding program for permanent care, additional needs adoptive and families with a family law court order in receipt of DHHS care allowance. 
  • DHHS Care Allowance - care allowances for assessed and approved foster care, kinship care, permanent care and additional needs local adoptive families. The care allowance contributes to the day-to-day costs incurred while providing for children and young people placed in statutory home-based care or adopted through the Victorian additional needs local adoption program.
  • Carer Allowance & Payment - Services Australia - payments to assist with the cost of caring for a child/children who has a severe disability or illness. 
  • Parenting Payment - Services Australia – government support payment while you are a child’s main carer