Eligibility for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement

You may be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement if you or your partner has a baby or a child comes into your care.

Having a baby

If you have a baby, you may be eligible if:

  • you are eligible for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A at a rate greater than nil, and
  • you have registered or applied to register your child's birth, unless they were born overseas

To find out how to register the birth, refer to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry in your state or territory on the Australian Government website.

Children coming into your care

If a child comes into your care - for example, through foster care - you may be eligible if:

  • the child is younger than 1 year of age
  • you are eligible for FTB Part A at a rate greater than nil, and
  • the child remains your child for at least 13 continuous weeks from the date you first become eligible for Newborn Supplement

Adoption

If you are adopting a child, you may be eligible if:

  • the child of any age is placed in your or your partner's care by an authorised party as part of the adoption process, and
  • you become eligible for FTB Part A within 12 months of the child coming into your or your partner's care

Approved Care Organisation

Approved Care Organisations, such as foster or adoption agencies, are not eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.

Reasons you may not be eligible

You may not be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement if:

  • your partner has already received these payments for your child, or
  • you or your partner has received Parental Leave Pay for your child

If you receive Dad and Partner Pay, you may still be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.

Page last updated: 16 August 2016

This information was printed Sunday 4 December 2016 from humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/eligibility-newborn-upfront-payment-and-newborn-supplement It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at humanservices.gov.au/siteinformation when using this material.