The best time to apply for Dad and Partner Pay is before the birth or adoption of your child.
You need to nominate a start date no more than 50 weeks after your child’s birth or adoption.
To get the full 2 weeks of Dad and Partner Pay, you need to nominate a start date no more than than 50 weeks after the birth or adoption of the child.
You can claim from 3 months before the expected date of birth or date of adoption. You need to claim before your baby turns 1 year old.
If you claim before your child’s birth or adoption, you or your partner will need to submit proof of birth or adoption once your child comes into your care.
If you claim after your child’s birth or adoption, you can submit proof of birth or adoption as part of your claim.
We can’t pay you before the birth or adoption of your child.
Before your payments can start, you need to do both of the following:
- make a claim
- provide all supporting documents including proof of birth or adoption.
Page last updated: 15 October 2019
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