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 8 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.
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.
How much Parenting Payment you can get depends on your and your partner’s circumstances.
Parenting Payment is a fortnightly payment. We’ll tell you when your first payment is after we approve your claim.