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.

From late April 2020, your maximum payment rate each fortnight includes your Parenting Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement. Your payment will change back to just Parenting Payment when the supplement stops.

You may also get a separate Economic Support Payment. You don’t need to apply for this. We’ll pay this straight into your bank account if you can get it.

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

Your circumstance Your maximum fortnightly amount
Single $1,340.10 includes:
In a couple $1,060.80 includes:
  • $510.80
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.
In a couple, separated due to illness, respite care or prison $1,162 includes:
  • $612.00
  • $550 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.

Page last updated: 19 May 2020