Submitting a claim for Parenting Payment
You can submit your claim for Parenting Payment after your baby is born.
This is an income support payment while you’re a young child’s principal carer.
Contacting us about child support
If you or your partner have a current child support assessment, you may be able to add your newborn child. We’ll add your baby to the assessment as a relevant dependent child. We can only add the child to the assessment once you notify Child Support.
We can help you learn about child support. This includes deciding on the the type of child support arrangement that's right for you.