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To get this payment you must meet all of the following:
- be under the income and asset test limits
- meet principal carer rules
- care for a child under 8 if you’re single or under 6 if you’re partnered
- meet residence rules
- not have claimed before the birth of the child.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
How much you can get
How much Parenting Payment you can get depends on your and your partner’s circumstances.
When you’ll get your first payment
Parenting Payment is a fortnightly payment. We’ll tell you when your first payment is after we approve your claim.