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.
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.