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:
- tell us about changes to your circumstances
- report your income
- confirm or update your and your partner’s current earnings, if we ask.
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.
ParentsNext connects you to local support services to help you with your study and work goals.
We need to know about changes to your or your partner’s situation. If you don’t tell us when these changes happen, you may get a debt you’ll have to pay back.
If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate.
If we’ve sent a letter to your myGov Inbox asking you to confirm current earnings, read this page. You need to confirm your and your partner’s earnings if we ask.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you both earn so we pay the right amount.
Page last updated: 5 June 2020
This information was printed 10 July 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/parenting-payment/what-are-your-commitments. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.