Submit your claim if you didn’t do a pre-birth claim

If you didn’t do a pre-birth claim, you can start a claim after the birth of your baby.

You can claim for the following payments and services:

To claim and submit your proof of birth online:

  1. Sign in to myGov and go to Centrelink.
  2. Select Payment and Claims from the menu, then Claims, then Make a claim.
  3. Under Families, select Get started.
  4. Select Apply for Family Assistance (including Paid Parental Leave).
  5. Answer all the questions. Each screen has information to help you complete the claim. This includes how to submit your supporting documents.
  6. Submit your claim.

If you don’t have a myGov account, create one and link it to your Centrelink online account.

When we process a claim for your child, we’ll create a Customer Reference Number (CRN) for them. You can find your child’s CRN in your:

To enrol for Medicare services

When you finalise your pre-birth claim for family assistance payments, we’ll enrol your child for Medicare services. You don’t need to give us the proof of birth again.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022