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  1. Dad and Partner Pay
  2. How to claim

Claiming timeframes for Dad and Partner Pay

It’s best to claim Dad and Partner Pay before your child’s birth or adoption.

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. Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023
  2. What can affect your payments

If you work on a day of Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023

Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023 is paid for days when you’re not working.

  1. Sharing your payment
  2. Exemptions to the limits of days

Exemptions to the limit of taking 10 days of Parental Leave Pay at the same time

You and another parent may be able to take more than 10 days of Parental Leave Pay at the same time.

  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.

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  1. Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023
  2. Who can get it

Sharing your Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023

You may share some or all of your Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023 with another parent.

  1. Dad and Partner Pay
  2. Who can get it

Meeting the income test for Dad and Partner Pay

To get Dad and Partner Pay you must meet an income test.

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

Work requirements for Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023

To get Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023, you need to meet a work test.

  1. Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023
  2. Who can get it

Meeting the income test for Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023

To get Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023, you must meet an income test.

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