Self-employed parents

To get Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted before 1 July 2023, you may still meet the work test if you’re self-employed.

You can include your hours of work, if you’re undertaking the work for financial reward or gain. This includes businesses that don’t currently run at a profit.

This includes all of the following:

  • providing goods and services for hire or reward
  • carrying on a business, this includes as a partnership or enterprise
  • working for a trust operating as a business.
Page last updated: 27 March 2023.
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