Parenting Payment

The main income support payment while you’re a young child’s main carer.

We’re processing transfers to Parenting Payment Single (PPS)

Your PPS transfer should show in your Centrelink online account by 25 September 2023.

If you haven’t been transferred by this date, you can contact our Centrelink families line.

To get this payment you must meet all of the following:

  • be under the income and asset test limits

  • meet principal carer rules for a child under 14 if you’re single, or under 6 if you have a partner

  • meet residence rules
  • your partner is not currently getting Parenting Payment.

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

The rate of Parenting Payment Partnered increased from 20 September 2023. This means you may get a partial increase in your first payment after this date, and the full increase after that.

This is in addition to the Consumer Price Indexation (CPI) increase on the same date.

Read more about the changes and how much you can get.

Parenting Payment is a separate payment from Family Tax Benefit and Parental Leave Pay. There are also other payments for families you may be able to get.

Page last updated: 20 September 2023.
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