Double Orphan Pension
A regular payment if you’re caring for a child whose parents can’t care for them or have died.
To get this you must care for a child at least 35% of the time, and 1 of the following applies to them:
- their parents have both died
- one parent has died and the other is in a psychiatric institution or nursing home for an indefinite time, in prison for at least 10 years or their whereabouts are unknown
- they're a refugee and both parents are living outside Australia or their whereabouts are unknown.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
To get Double Orphan Pension you and the child must meet all of the following conditions.
Complete the following steps to claim Double Orphan Pension. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 1 November 2019
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