Work requirements

To get Dad and Partner Pay you need to meet a work test.

To get Dad and Partner Pay you need to have worked for both:

  • 10 of the 13 months before the date your Dad and Partner Pay period starts
  • a minimum of 330 hours, around one day a week, in that 10 month period.

Keep in mind, we count 10 months as 295 days and 13 months as 392 days.

You can’t have more than a 12 week gap between each work day in that 10-month period.

Periods of JobKeeper Payment and COVID-19 Disaster Payment also count as work.

There are some exceptions to the work test.

Page last updated: 2 August 2022.
QC 63039