For the purposes of CP, combined care is where a carer is personally providing constant care to 2 or more children aged under 16 years, each with disability or medical condition. The care load of the 2 children will be at least equivalent to the care load of one child with severe disability or severe medical condition. The carer will have been given a qualifying rating of intense under the DCLA (Child).
Note: For combined care a limit of 4 children may contribute to the assessment under the DCLA (Child).
Act reference: SSAct section 197C Qualification - 2 or more children each with a disability or medical condition
Last reviewed: 13 May 2013