We have help available if you’re raising a family

10 June 2021

Here’s what you need to know about claiming family payments from us.

We have payments to help you with the costs of raising children.

You need to meet the eligibility criteria. Whether you’re eligible or not depends on your family’s income and circumstances.

Read about families payments and their eligibility criteria:

You can also use our Payment and Service Finder to see what payments and services you may get.

Are you having a baby? You can submit your pre-birth claim up to 3 months before your baby is due. You can do this for the following payments:

  • Parental Leave Pay
  • Dad and Partner Pay
  • Family Tax Benefit.

How to make a claim

The easiest way to claim is using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Have you ever claimed a payment from us? If not, You’ll need to prove your identity and set up your online account.

How to track your claim

Once you’ve submitted your claim, you can track the progress of your claim online.

Use your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

More information

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Page last updated: 25 June 2021