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Your family income estimate for family assistance payments

We use your family income estimate to work out how much family assistance to pay you. This includes Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

  1. Top payments
  2. Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement

How to claim Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement

When you claim Family Tax Benefit (FTB) for your child we’ll check if you’re eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.

  1. Top payments
  2. Dad and Partner Pay

How much Dad and Partner Pay you can get

Dad and Partner Pay is currently $812.45 per week before tax. It’s based on the weekly rate of the national minimum wage.

  1. How your payments are impacted
  2. Travel outside Australia

When you hold a temporary visa and travel overseas if you get Parental Leave Pay

You can’t get Parental Leave Pay overseas for any reason if you hold most temporary protection type visas.

  1. Top payments
  2. Parental Leave Pay

How to claim Parental Leave Pay

Complete the following steps to claim Parental Leave Pay. Before you start, check if you can get it.

  1. Who can get it
  2. Meeting the work test

Activities that count as work for Parental Leave Pay

Work needs to meet certain criteria to count in the work test.

  1. Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement
  2. How much you can get

Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement amount for multiple children

If you have a multiple birth, you may get Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.

  1. Parental Leave Pay
  2. How much you can get

Getting your Parental Leave Pay

In most cases your employer will deliver your Parental Leave Pay to you. Sometimes, we’ll pay you directly.

  1. Top payments
  2. Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement

How much Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement you can get

The amount you get depends on your family’s income and how many children you have.

  1. Top payments
  2. Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement

Who can get Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement

You may be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement if you or your partner have a baby or a child comes into your care.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021