Dad and Partner Pay

A payment for up to 2 weeks while you care for your new child.

You can now include periods you got COVID-19 Disaster Payment in the work test for Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay. Read more about COVID-19 payments and the work test.

To get this you must:

  • care for a newborn or newly adopted child
  • have met the income test
  • not be working or taking paid leave during your Dad and Partner Pay period
  • have met the work test.

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

If you're an employer, read more about the Paid Parental Leave scheme for employers and how to help your employees.

Page last updated: 1 July 2021