How much you can get

How much Parenting Payment you can get depends on your and your partner’s circumstances.

It also depends on your and your partner’s income and assets.

We update rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.

Your maximum payment rate each fortnight includes Parenting Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement. You’ll get the supplement at a rate of $250 a fortnight until 31 December 2020. As long as you get $1 of Parenting Payment, we’ll pay this with your normal payment.

From 1 January 2021, your payment will change to the normal Parenting Payment rate for your situation.

The table shows the most you can get each fortnight if you’re single or in a couple.

Your circumstance Your maximum fortnightly payment until 31 December 2020
Single

$1043.10 includes:

In a couple

$760.80 includes:

  • $510.80 Parenting Payment
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
In a couple, separated due to illness, respite care or prison

$862.00 includes:

  • $612.00 Parenting Payment
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.

If you’re eligible for Parenting Payment you may also get Rent Assistance. You don’t need to submit a claim for Rent Assistance. We assess your eligibility when you claim Parenting Payment.

Next: When you’ll get your first payment

Parenting Payment is a fortnightly payment. You’ll get your first payment 2 weeks after we approve your claim.

Page last updated: 25 September 2020