Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay now count as income

Man, Woman and child

Changes apply to parents with children born or adopted on or after 1 October 2016.

If you get Parental Leave Pay (PLP) or Dad and Partner Pay (DaPP) for a child born or adopted on or after 1 October 2016, it will count as income when we assess you or your partner for an income support payment.

You don’t need to tell us about this income. We will automatically count PLP and DaPP as income when we assess your payment.

This means while you’re getting PLP or DaPP:

  • your or your partner’s income support payment will be reduced, or
  • you may no longer be eligible for an income support payment.

This change won’t apply to you if your child was born or adopted before 1 October 2016. This is even if you claim PLP or DaPP after this date.

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Page last updated: 27 September 2016