I’m a parent
Upcoming changes to families payments because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Timeline of upcoming changes
You can apply for extra Child Care Subsidy (CCS) hours if your family is doing less activity because of COVID-19. If you’re eligible, you can access extra hours between 13 July and 4 October 2020. Read more about extra hours because of COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight is available until 24 September 2020. It's extended until 31 December at a rate of $250 per fortnight. You’ll automatically get this if you’re getting some income support payments, including Parenting Payment.
Asset test limits for Parenting Payment apply from 25 September 2020. Payments will suspend from 25 September 2020 if no asset information given. Payments are then cancelled after 13 weeks of suspension.
From 25 September 2020 you won’t be eligible for payment if your assets are over the allowable limit. We'll contact you to ask you to update your asset details online before 24 September 2020.
Tax returns are due 31 October 2020.
You may have been eligible for the Economic Support Payment. If you claim Family Tax Benefit for 2019-20 as a lump sum, we’ll assess you for the first Economic Support Payment. This is after we've finalised your claim and you and your partner have lodged your tax return, or told us you don’t need to.
You can also read more reminders and updates for families impacted by COVID-19 including:
- how to manage your Dad and Partner Pay during COVID-19
- how to manage your Parental Leave Pay during COVID-19
- how to manage your Child Support during COVID-19
- how COVID-19 can impact your FTB.
You can also read more about other changes to families payments on our website.
Page last updated: 17 September 2020
This information was printed 18 September 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/payments-and-services-during-coronavirus-covid-19/if-you-get-payment/im-parent. 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.