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.

You may have to pay income tax on Parenting Payment.

The table shows the most you can get each fortnight if you’re single or partnered. It is a guide only. The amounts may be different if you are over age pension age.

Your circumstance Your maximum fortnightly payment from 20 September 2021
Single $862.10 includes Parenting Payment and a pension supplement of $24.70.
Partnered $573.30
Partnered, separated due to illness, respite care or prison $667.50

If you’re eligible for Parenting Payment you will also get Energy Supplement. 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.

Other payments you may get depending on your circumstances can include any of the following:

You can also apply for Families payments for your children if you aren’t already getting them.

Next: When you’ll get your first payment

Parenting Payment is a fortnightly payment. We’ll tell you when your first payment is after we approve your claim.

Page last updated: 20 September 2021