What are your commitments

There are some things you need to do while you're getting Parenting Payment.

While getting Parenting Payment you need to:

You may also need to attend Employment Services Assessments if you have disability, illness, injury or other barriers to work. You may also need to participate in ParentsNext.

Mutual obligations

Mutual obligation requirements start again in a limited capacity from 9 June 2020.

Mutual obligations are activities you must do once your youngest child turns 6. You need to do these to keep getting your payment and have a better chance of finding work. This may include:

  • looking for work
  • voluntary work
  • gaining new skills
  • further training or education.

They’re listed in your Job Plan. The plan is an agreement between you and us or your employment services provider based on your personal situation.

Report employment income

You need to report your income every 2 weeks to keep your payment.

Change of circumstances

You must tell us if things change as it may affect your Parenting Payment.

Page last updated: 5 June 2020