Who can get it
You must meet certain criteria to get Parenting Payment.
You must meet all of the following:
If your youngest child is younger than 6, you may need to take part in ParentsNext. You may also need to do both of these:
- agree to a participation plan
- do the activities you’ve agreed to do.
You can’t claim Parenting Payment before the birth of a child.
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On the day you claim Parenting Payment you must be an Australian resident, and in Australia.
Page last updated: 28 April 2020
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