How to manage your payment

Your options for Parenting Payment.

There are some things you can do to manage your Parenting Payment.

You may get part of your payment as an advance.

Some people can get income support payments paid each week instead of each fortnight.

You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.

Keep in mind there are rules about how long you can get Parenting Payment when you travel outside Australia.

You can use our free service to pay bills as regular deductions from your Centrelink payments.

Next: What other help is available

We have a range of other information to help you manage your payment or get extra support.

Page last updated: 30 June 2021