How early can you claim family payments?

3 March 2023

Before you call, we can tell you when to apply for payments you may be eligible for.

You can claim Family Tax Benefit online up to 3 months before your baby is due. You can also claim early for Parental Leave Pay or Dad and Partner Pay.

You can’t make an early claim for Child Care Subsidy or Parenting Payment. You can submit a claim for these payments online after either:

  • the birth of your baby or
  • when a child comes into your care.

You don’t need to call us. Find out more about payments you may be eligible for before the birth of your baby.

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Page last updated: 3 March 2023.