Get your family prepared for the new year

11 January 2021

Keep up to date with changes to family and parenting payments due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

These changes may impact you, so it’s important to stay informed.

Coronavirus Supplement extension

You may still get the Coronavirus Supplement in your payment each fortnight until 31 March 2021.

Changes to Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

You can apply for extra CCS hours until 4 April 2021 if your family is doing less activity because of COVID-19.

There are also changes to the time limits for confirming your income.

Changes to the Paid Parental Leave Scheme work test

If COVID-19 affected your work, you may be able to use an extended work test when you claim. Read more about these changes to the work test.

Waiting period waivers to end

Our temporary waiver for waiting periods ends on 31 March 2021. After this date, the waiting periods might apply again.

More information

You can read more about upcoming payment changes due to COVID-19. Add the page to your favourites or bookmarks to stay up to date.

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Page last updated: 11 January 2021